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BBC National Short Story Award 2015 shortlist announced

In the UK, the shortlist for the BBC National Short Story Award 2015 has been announced. The shortlisted writers and their stories are: Jonathan Buckley for ‘Briar Road’, Mark Haddon for ‘Bunny’, Frances Leviston for ‘Broderie Anglaise’, Hilary Mantel for ‘The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher’ and Jeremy Page for ‘Do it Now, Jump the Table’. This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the award, which is co-partnered by UK reading charity Book Trust. The winner of the £15,000 (A$32,487) prize will be announced at an event on 6 October broadcasted live on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Front Row’ program. The runner-up will receive £3000 (A$6499) and the three remaining shortlisted writers will each receive £500 (A$1083). Each of the shortlisted stories will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 from 21 to 25 September and will be available to download free from the BBC website for 30 days after its initial airing. For more information about the prize, visit the Book Trust website here.


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