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BBC National Short Story Award Podcasts

BBC National Short Story Award Podcasts | The Short Story | Scoop.it
The five shortlisted stories for the BBC National Short Story Award 2013. Written by an exciting mix of authors, they...
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The literary short story is my favourite form of fiction. I'll post links to great stories and articles about the short story, as well as reviews of new collections I hope to get around to reading!
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The Auspicious Hour

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After a stay at Raffles Hotel Singapore, award-winning author Alison MacLeod took inspiration from the beautiful surroundings for our latest specially commissioned story
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Alison McLeod's short story written for Raffles Hotel, Singapore
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Unseen Ruth Rendell short stories to be published

Unseen Ruth Rendell short stories to be published | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Archive research of crime fiction magazines has recovered 14 stories that will be collected under the title A Spot of Folly this autumn
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A new collection of Ruth Rendall's short stories - looking forward to this.
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Dylan Thomas prize goes to Australian 'genius' Fiona McFarlane

Dylan Thomas prize goes to Australian 'genius' Fiona McFarlane | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Short story collection The High Places, which skips continents, eras and genre, takes £30,000 award
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Why Are Americans So Good At Short Stories?

Why Are Americans So Good At Short Stories? | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Look at the shortlist for this year's Sunday Times EFG Short Story award, the world's richest and most prestigious prize for a short story, and you'l
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James III

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I really did not feel like talking about peace and justice right that minute.
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BBC National Short Story winner – a plea to publishers to take risks

BBC National Short Story winner – a plea to publishers to take risks | The Short Story | Scoop.it
KJ Orr, the winner of the 2016 Short Story award, explains why writers need freedoms in order for the form to thrive
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Congrats to KJ Or, winner of the BBC Short Story Prize. She makes a very important point here.
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Costa Short Story Award winner: Dirty Little Fishes by Jess Kidd

Costa Short Story Award winner: Dirty Little Fishes by Jess Kidd | The Short Story | Scoop.it
A young Irish girl in London accompanies her mother on visits to a dying woman – with curious consequences
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Mr Salary – a short story by Sally Rooney

Mr Salary – a short story by Sally Rooney | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Mr Salary has been shortlisted for the £30,000 Sunday Times EFG short story award
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Grace Paley, the Saint of Seeing

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The writer Grace Paley honors every person and thing she creates by presenting it at its best, or at least its liveliest, George Saunders writes.
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2017 Longlist - The Sunday Times Short Story Awards

2017 Longlist - The Sunday Times Short Story Awards | The Short Story | Scoop.it
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Fourteen authors have made it onto the longlist for the 2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. The shortlist of six will be announced on March 19, and the winner will be announced at a gala dinner at Stationers’ Hall in London on Thursday, April 27.
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INFOGRAPHIC: The Benefits of Reading Short Stories 

INFOGRAPHIC: The Benefits of Reading Short Stories  | The Short Story | Scoop.it
We love short stories, and so do the good people at Ebookfriendly who made this infographic on some of the benefits of reading short works. If you are looking for a place to start, why not check out…
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The Burning Ground by Adam O’Riordan – smoothly skilful LA stories

The Burning Ground by Adam O’Riordan – smoothly skilful LA stories | The Short Story | Scoop.it
A prizewinning poet makes the leap to fiction with a quietly excellent collection set among the wealth, the grime and the depleting emptiness of Los Angeles
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Flannery O’Connor’s Revelatory Honesty

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Hilton Als on how she was right about race, religion, and the unreconstructed South.
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Protean Miniatures: The Adaptability and Sustainability of Flash Fiction 

Protean Miniatures: The Adaptability and Sustainability of Flash Fiction  | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Sean Hooks offers an anatomy of flash fiction.
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The Low-Rent Tragedies of Raymond Carver

The Low-Rent Tragedies of Raymond Carver | The Short Story | Scoop.it
A man without hands came to the door to sell me a photograph of my house. * "'Another tragedy in a long line of low-rent tragedies'—thus the mother of a
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Williams College professor wins $30,000 short-story prize  

Williams College professor wins $30,000 short-story prize   | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Jim Shepard has been honored with the Rea Award, given annually to a writer who has made a significant contribution to the short story as art form.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Psychic Cost of Selling Out

F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Psychic Cost of Selling Out | The Short Story | Scoop.it
 . . . it isn’t particularly likely that I’ll write a great many more stories about young love. I was tagged with that by my first writings up to 1925. Since
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Disappearances by KJ Orr – read the 2016 winner of the BBC national short story award

Disappearances by KJ Orr – read the 2016 winner of the BBC national short story award | The Short Story | Scoop.it
A retired plastic surgeon finds himself drawn to a waitress in a Buenos Aires cafe in this year’s winning story
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A brief history of the short story: James Salter's unreliable genius

A brief history of the short story: James Salter's unreliable genius | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Some of his short stories have conspicuous faults – not least in their portrayal of women – but the best show a unique, sad beauty
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2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Shortlist 

2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Shortlist  | The Short Story | Scoop.it
With a record number of entries, Commonwealth Writers has just announced this year’s shortlist. From almost 6,000 entries, up fifty percent from 2016, from 49 countries of the Commonwealth, the international judging panel selected twenty-one stories for the shortlist.
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This Week in Fiction: Anne Enright on Writing from Life

This Week in Fiction: Anne Enright on Writing from Life | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Anne Enright and Deborah Treisman discuss “Solstice,” Enright’s short story in this week’s issue of The New Yorker, and the topic of writing from life.
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George Saunders on Anton Chekhov's Different Visions of Happiness

George Saunders on Anton Chekhov's Different Visions of Happiness | The Short Story | Scoop.it
The Lincoln in the Bardo author dissects the Russian writer’s masterful meditations on beauty and sorrow in the short story “Gooseberries,” and explains the importance of questioning your stance while writing.
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Original story: Blackbird

Original story: Blackbird | The Short Story | Scoop.it
 ‘We were in our Entirely Secret Bunker for at least fifteen years this morning,’ says Christina Caribou. And I believe her. Because as I crawl out from under the stairs I have crab legs and mole eyes. Christina Caribou doesn’t suffer from the cramped conditions because she’s not real. She’s mostly invisible, although she looks a lot like me, but a bad version. Christina Caribou has a squint and some really dirty habits. She picks at her own imaginary knee scabs and eats them. She also steals things.
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“Black-Eyed Women” by Viet Thanh Nguyen  

“Black-Eyed Women” by Viet Thanh Nguyen   | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Viet Thanh Nguyen writes funny. “Black-Eyed Women” begins with the many unpleasant ways that one can become famous: sex scandal, being kidnapped and held prisoner for many years; surviving what…
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Let Us Now Praise Famous Short Story Writers (And Demand They Write a Novel)

Let Us Now Praise Famous Short Story Writers (And Demand They Write a Novel) | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Google almost any celebrated short story writer — George Saunders, Kelly Link, Alice Munro, Isak Dinesen, Joy Williams — and you’re likely to see the same two words over and over again: “writer’s…
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