Writers Choice

Every day this week a well-known writer introduces a favourite story.



A boy and his father stand hungry and destitute on the streets of Moscow, dreaming of oysters.

Chosen by short story writer Helen Simpson.

By Anton Chekhov

Read by Michael Maloney


By Carol Shields.

Novelist and screenwriter Deborah Moggach introduces a favourite story, opting for a chapter from Carol Shields' last novel, Unless.

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by John Mcgahern, read by Adrian Dunbar.

Chosen by bestselling novelist Joseph O'connor

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by Peter Carey, read by Michael Maloney.

The enigmatic tale of a great artist's last performance.

Chosen by Andrew Motion

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by Grace Paley, read by Lorelei King.

A successful writer tries to satisfy her dying father's wish for a proper story.

Chosen by novelist Ali Smith