The National Short Story Prize

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The Shortlist

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The National Short Story Prize is an exciting new annual award which celebrates the contemporary British short story.

The winning entry will be announced on May 15 and broadcast live from the ceremony on Radio 4's Front Row.

The winning author will receive £15,000, the runner up £3000 - and the other three shortlisted stories £500 each.

Exceeding all expectations, the prize has attracted over 1400 submissions and includes entries by some of the biggest names in British fiction.

The five shortlisted stories are:

The Flyover

By Rana Dasgupta.

Reader: Maynard Eziashi.

Men of Ireland

By William Trevor.

Reader: Dermot Crowley

The Safehouse

By Michel Faber.

Reader: Ron Cook

The Ebony Hand

By Rose Tremain.

Reader: Penelope Wilton.

An Anxious Man

By James Lasdun.

Reader: John Schwab.

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The Shortlist

5/5.

The National Short Story Prize is an exciting new annual award which celebrates the contemporary British short story.

The winning entry will be announced on May 15 and broadcast live from the ceremony on Radio 4's Front Row.

The winning author will receive £15,000, the runner up £3000 - and the other three shortlisted stories £500 each.

Exceeding all expectations, the prize has attracted over 1400 submissions and includes entries by some of the biggest names in British fiction.

The five shortlisted stories are:

The Flyover

By Rana Dasgupta.

Reader: Maynard Eziashi.

Men of Ireland

By William Trevor.

Reader: Dermot Crowley

The Safehouse

By Michel Faber.

Reader: Ron Cook

The Ebony Hand

By Rose Tremain.

Reader: Penelope Wilton.

An Anxious Man

By James Lasdun.

Reader: John Schwab.

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First of five stories, chosen from over 400 entries from previously published writers, that have made the shortlist of the second National Short Story Prize.

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Second of five stories, chosen from over 400 entries from previously published writers, that have made the short list of the second National Short Story Prize.

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Third of five stories, chosen from over 400 entries from previously published writers, that have made the short list of the second National Short Story Prize.

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The last two of five stories, chosen from over 400 entries from previously published writers, that have made the short list of the second National Short Story Prize.

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The winning story in the second National Short Story Prize.