The BBC National Short Story Award ceremony
Live from the Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, the winners of the 2019 BBC National Short Story Award and the Young Writers' Award are announced.
Five authors have been shortlisted for the 2019 BBC National Short Story Award and the Young Writers' Award, the winners of which will be announced in front of a live audience in the BBC Radio Theatre.
Lucy Caldwell, Lynda Clark, Jacqueline Crooks, Tamsin Grey and Jo Lloyd are competing for the NSSA whose former winners include Lionel Shriver, Sarah Hall and Kate Clanchy.
John Wilson is joined by judges of both awards, as well as the Chair of the NSSA Judges, Nikki Bedi.
Presenter John Wilson
Producer Jerome Weatherald
The short stories in the finals of the NSSA 2019 are:
‘The Children’ by Lucy Caldwell
‘Ghillie’s Mum’ by Lynda Clark
‘Silver Fish in the Midnight Sea’ by Jacqueline Crooks
‘My Beautiful Millennial’ by Tamsin Grey
‘The Invisible’ by Jo Lloyd
Image: Jacqueline Crooks, image credit: Christian Patracchini
Lucy Caldwell, image credit: Tom Routh
Lynda Clark, image credit: Nigel King
Listen to their short stories on BBC Sounds
The finalists for the Young Writers' Award 2019 are:
Eleanor Clarke for Insula
Tallulah Howarth for Another Pair of Eyes
Isobel Paxton for The Blue of Spring Violets
Georgie Woodhead for Jelly-headed
Rowan Taylor for Allotment
Image: The YWA 2019 finalists:
Tallulah Howarth, image credit: Maisie Dickinon @ Obscure Creates
Listen to their stories on BBC Sounds
- Tue 1 Oct 2019 19:15