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AR01Together2011092020130707

The first of three short story commissions on the theme of social networking.

Together by Naomi Alderman walks the line between science fiction and our own near future, in a love story involving eight loosely-networked friends.

Read by Dan Stevens

Produced by Robert Howells

Naomi Alderman won the Orange New Writers Award for her first novel Disobedience and has subsequently been named as the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year.

She has published prize-winning short fiction in Prospect, Woman and Home, the Sunday Express and a number of anthologies and in 2009 was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award.

From 2004 to 2007 Naomi was lead writer on the BAFTA-shortlisted alternative reality game Perplex City.

A love story that walks the line between science fiction and our own near future.

Naomi Alderman won the Orange New Writers Award for her first novel Disobedience and has subsequently been named as the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. She has published prize-winning short fiction in Prospect, Woman and Home, the Sunday Express and a number of anthologies and in 2009 was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award. From 2004 to 2007 Naomi was lead writer on the BAFTA-shortlisted alternative reality game Perplex City.

AR02The Deletion2011092120130714

The second of three short story commissions on the theme of social networking.

"It soon becomes apparent that I don't need to even see Emma White's account because she's sprawled all over my ex's page like spilt bleach.

I decide my next move is self-deletion."

The Deletion, by Laura Dockrill, shows how reliant people are becoming on social networks and makes us wonder whether, after setting up an account, it's ever possible to truly quit.

Read by Laura Dockrill

Produced by Robert Howells

Laura Dockrill is a poet and illustrator from South London.

A graduate of The Brit School of Performing Arts, twenty-two year old Laura was named one of the top ten literary stars of 2008 according to The Times and voted Elle's top face to look out for in 2009.

By Laura Dockrill.

After setting up an account, how hard is it to truly quit the network?

By Laura Dockrill. After setting up an account, how hard is it to truly quit the network?

"It soon becomes apparent that I don't need to even see Emma White's account because she's sprawled all over my ex's page like spilt bleach. I decide my next move is self-deletion."

Laura Dockrill is a poet and illustrator from South London. A graduate of The Brit School of Performing Arts, twenty-two year old Laura was named one of the top ten literary stars of 2008 according to The Times and voted Elle's top face to look out for in 2009.

AR03 LASTConfirm/ignore2011092220130721

The third of three short story commissions on the theme of social networking.

Confirm/Ignore, by Nikesh Shukla, is a moving story about coping with grief in the age of social media.

Read by Nikesh Shukla

Produced by Robert Howells

Nikesh Shukla is a London-based author and poet.

His first book, 'Coconut Unlimited' was shortlisted for the Costa First Book Award 2010.

Nikesh is the resident poet for BBC Asian Network.

By Nikesh Shukla.

Moving story about coping with grief in the age of social media.

By Nikesh Shukla. Moving story about coping with grief in the age of social media.

Nikesh Shukla is a London-based author and poet. His first book, 'Coconut Unlimited' was shortlisted for the Costa First Book Award 2010.