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Shriver wins 2014 BBC National Short Story Award

British novelist Lionel Shriver has won this year’s BBC National Short Story Award for her story ‘Kilifi Creek’. Shriver, whose short stories have previously been shortlisted twice for the award, will receive a cash prize of £15,000 (A$27818). Runner-up Zadie Smith will receive £3000 (A$5563) for her story ‘Miss Adele Amidst the Corsets’, and three other shortlisted authors, Tessa Hadley, Francesca Rhydderch and Rose Tremain, will each receive £500 (A$927). As previously reported by Books+Publishing, each of the shortlisted stories were broadcast on BBC Radio 4 during September and will be published in an anthology by Comma Press. For more information about the award, visit the Booktrust website here.



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