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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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Courtney Zoffness


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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Interview with Curtis Sittenfeld

The writer Curtis Sittenfeld is shortlisted for her story Do-Over. She shares her thoughts on “revenge writing”, the much-hyped short story revival, and discusses the reasons why this year’s shortlist is dominated by American writers

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Interview with Molly McCloskey

The American writer Molly McCloskey is shortlisted for her story, Life on Earth. She talks about the politics inherent in all works of fiction, drawing on her own biography when writing and why comedy is important, too

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Stella Duffy: A life on the page

Stella Duffy OBE is an author, playright and short-story writer. Her novels The Room of Lost Things and State of Happiness were long-listed for the Orange Prize. Her novel, The Hidden Room, will be published by Virago in July.

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Interview with the Short Story writer Salley Vickers

The former psychoanalyst talks to Sophie Haydock about starting her career at 50, the privilege of writing, and staying close to her unconscious

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