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Interview with Frank Cottrell Boyce

Frank Cottrell Boyce is a judge for BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words children’s writing competition – entries close on 8 March. He has also written a new world book day book, The Great Rocket Robbery and a new standalone book out in May, Runaway Robot.

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Interview with 2015 Winner, Yiyun Li

Yiyun Li won The Sunday Times Short Story Award in 2015 for her magnificent story A Sheltered Woman. She has a new novel out, Where Reasons End, published by Hamish Hamilton, so we caught up with her to discuss it and her thoughts on short stories.

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4 Top Tips if You’ve Never Entered The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award Before

The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2019 is open for business for just seven more days. If you have never entered before we thought it would be helpful to share a few tips we’ve picked up over the last ten years.

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Interview with 2018 Winner, Courtney Zoffness

We catch up with 2018 Sunday Times Short Story Award winner Courtney Zoffness to discuss the impact the award has had on her and future writing plans.

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Audible is announced as the new sponsor of the world's richest prize for a short story

The leading producer of spoken word entertainment will join forces with The Sunday Times to create an audio anthology for The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2019, now in its tenth year.

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Deborah Treisman

Interview with the New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman

“When a story works, it stays with you after you put it down.”

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Zoe Gilbert

Interview with the author Zoe Gilbert

Zoe Gilbert won the Costa Short Story Prize in 2014 and this year published her debut novel, Folk. She talks about the darkness at the heart of her work and the magical possibilities in her ‘modern-day fairy tales’

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AMERICAN NEWCOMER COURTNEY ZOFFNESS WINS THE SUNDAY TIMES EFG SHORT STORY AWARD 2018

The American writer, Courtney Zoffness, has won the 2018 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award for her story PEANUTS AREN’T NUTS.

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Miranda July

Interview: Miranda July

Miranda July is shortlisted for her story, The Metal Bowl. She talks about her “greedy” motivation for writing the story, the “blind spots” that become her characters, and what she’ll be doing when the world goes to hell…

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Courtney Zoffness

Interview with Courtney Zoffness

‘For me, language can be as, if not more, important than plot.’ The American writer Courtney Zoffness is shortlisted for her story, Peanuts Aren’t Nuts. She talks about sexuality, power dynamics and being obsessive about every word

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