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March: short-story low-down

Our round-up of the best short story news, with the latest on what you're reading in lockdown and our very exciting news

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10 JUDGES, 10 YEARS: Tessa Hadley

To celebrate a decade of the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award, we talk to ten past judges to get their insight into the process and gain an understanding of what makes a short story shine...

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Sunday Times Short Story Award Interview: Haleh Agar

Haleh Agar on curiosity, cuddle parties and how reading is 'training at the gym'

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Judges announced for the world's richest short story prize 2020

Carys Davies, Diana Evans, Romesh Gunesekera, David Nicholls and Andrew Holgate to judge The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2020

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Interview with Melvyn Bragg

10 years, 10 judges: to celebrate a decade of the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award, we talk to ten past judges to get their insight into the judging process

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Interview with Ingrid Persaud

The Trinidadian writer Ingrid Persaud, who won the BBC National Short Story Award in 2018, talks about coming to the party late, how writers must gird their loins for rejection and her strange fascination with death by chocolate

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Interview: Di Speirs of the BBC National Short Story Award

Di Speirs has judged the BBC National Short Story Award every year since it began. She shares her tips on what makes a great short story – and asks, are men intimidated by literary awards?

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January: short-story low-down

Our round-up of the best short story news, with the latest on Zora Neale Hurston's new short story collection, Lee Child passing the literary baton – and don't forget to enter this year's BBC National Short Story Award

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10 JUDGES, 10 YEARS: Kit de Waal

Kit de Waal was one of five judges on the Sunday Times Short Story Award in 2019. She shares her thoughts and tips on writing a 'fat-free' short story, where every word has to earn its place...

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10 JUDGES, 10 YEARS: Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain was one of six judges on the Sunday Times Short Story Award in 2016. She shares her thoughts and tips on the short story as a 'difficult and petulant entity'

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