Friday, July 04, 2008

Now for something a little more positive...

(Cross-posted with the Short Review blog)

Lovely news - although I didn't get anywhere in this comp (yes, well, really...) Short Review author Clare Wigfall, whose collection The Loudest Sound and Nothing we reviewed a few months ago, has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award with her story, The Numbers.

The full shortlist is:

Richard Beard Guidelines for Measures to Cope with Disgraceful and Other Events

Jane Gardam The People on Privilege Hill

Erin Soros Surge

Adam Thorpe The Names

Clare Wigfall The Numbers

Very interesting - I haven't heard of Richard Beard, Erin Soros or Adam Thorpe, but when I googled them they seemed to be all over the fictionscape, winning prizes etc...I should have heard of them!

The winner will be announced at a breakfast on Monday 14 July, and broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. Good luck to all five!


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Vanessa Gebbie said...

hey, this is extraordinary news. Loads and loads of good luck to Claire... and more loads!