BBC International Short Story Award 2012

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01Bbc National Short Story Award20120917

The first of the ten shortlisted short stories in contention for the BBC International Short Story Award 2012. The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast. For more information go to: -www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/international-short-story-award/

Read by Laura Pyper

Produced by Elizabeth Allard

01Bbc National Short Story Award20120917

The first of the ten shortlisted short stories in contention for the BBC International Short Story Award 2012. The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast. For more information go to: -www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/international-short-story-award/

Read by Laura Pyper

Produced by Elizabeth Allard

03Bbc National Short Story Award20120919

The next title up for this major short story award. The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast. For more information go to: -www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/international-short-story-award/

Read by Claire Gordon-Webster.

Produced by Gemma Jenkins

03Bbc National Short Story Award20120919

The next title up for this major short story award. The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast. For more information go to: -www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/international-short-story-award/

Read by Claire Gordon-Webster.

Produced by Gemma Jenkins

04Bbc National Short Story Award20120920

MJ Hyland's story about a young man who begins to see his father in a new light when he suspects that history is repeating itself.

Read by Mike Sengelow

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast.

The next shortlisted title in contention for this major short story award.

The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast. For more information go to: -www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/international-short-story-award/

04Bbc National Short Story Award20120920

MJ Hyland's story about a young man who begins to see his father in a new light when he suspects that history is repeating itself.

Read by Mike Sengelow

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast.

The next shortlisted title in contention for this major short story award.

The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast. For more information go to: -www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/international-short-story-award/

05BBC National Short Story Award20120921

The next shortlisted title in contention for this major award for the short story. In Black Vodka by Deborah Levy an advertising executive is drawn to an archaeologist who is in turn intrigued by the unusual curve of his spine.

The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast.

Read by Rory Kinnear

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

05Bbc National Short Story Award20120921

The fifth title on the shortlist for this major short story award is read by Rory Kinnear.

05BBC National Short Story Award20120921

The next shortlisted title in contention for this major award for the short story. In Black Vodka by Deborah Levy an advertising executive is drawn to an archaeologist who is in turn intrigued by the unusual curve of his spine.

The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast.

Read by Rory Kinnear

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

05Bbc National Short Story Award20120921

The fifth title on the shortlist for this major short story award is read by Rory Kinnear.

06Bbc National Short Story Award20120924

The next of the ten shortlisted short stories in contention for the BBC International Short Story Award 2012. In East of the West by Miroslav Penkov the division between East and West is the backdrop for this story about a broken hearted man reflecting on love and loss.

The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast.

Read by Paul Hilton

Abridged by Viv Beeby

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

06Bbc National Short Story Award20120924

The next of the ten shortlisted short stories in contention for the BBC International Short Story Award 2012. In East of the West by Miroslav Penkov the division between East and West is the backdrop for this story about a broken hearted man reflecting on love and loss.

The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast.

Read by Paul Hilton

Abridged by Viv Beeby

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

07Bbc National Short Story Award20120925

Chris Womersley's story about a man who is forced to confront his shortcomings as a husband and a father when he witnesses a startling event.

Read by Richard Dillane

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

The next of the ten shortlisted short stories in contention for the BBC International Short Story Award 2012. The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast.

07Bbc National Short Story Award20120925

Chris Womersley's story about a man who is forced to confront his shortcomings as a husband and a father when he witnesses a startling event.

Read by Richard Dillane

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

The next of the ten shortlisted short stories in contention for the BBC International Short Story Award 2012. The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast.

08Bbc National Short Story Award20120926

Adam Ross's unsettling story about a dinner party conversation which reveals more about the guests and their relationships than they were perhaps intending.

Read by Trevor White

Abridged by Miranda Davies

Produced by Gemma Jenkins

The next of the ten shortlisted short stories up for the BBC International Short Story Award 2012. The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast.

08Bbc National Short Story Award20120926

Adam Ross's unsettling story about a dinner party conversation which reveals more about the guests and their relationships than they were perhaps intending.

Read by Trevor White

Abridged by Miranda Davies

Produced by Gemma Jenkins

The next of the ten shortlisted short stories up for the BBC International Short Story Award 2012. The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast.

09Bbc National Short Story Award20120927

The next of the ten shortlisted short stories in contention for the BBC International Short Story Award 2012. In Before He Left the Family by Carrie Tiffany a teenager struggles with divided loyalties and some confusion about sex.

The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast.

Read by Gabriel Andrews

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

09Bbc National Short Story Award20120927

The next of the ten shortlisted short stories in contention for the BBC International Short Story Award 2012. In Before He Left the Family by Carrie Tiffany a teenager struggles with divided loyalties and some confusion about sex.

The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast.

Read by Gabriel Andrews

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

10 LASTBbc National Short Story Award20120928

The next of the ten shortlisted short stories up for the BBC International Short Story Award 2012. The iHole is Julian Gough's satirical tale about contemporary desires for the latest must have gadgets and technical innovations.

The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast.

Read by Andrew Scott

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

10 LASTBbc National Short Story Award20120928

The next of the ten shortlisted short stories up for the BBC International Short Story Award 2012. The iHole is Julian Gough's satirical tale about contemporary desires for the latest must have gadgets and technical innovations.

The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast.

Read by Andrew Scott

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.