The stories shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University 2018 pivot around the theme of loss, and the different ways that individuals, and communities, respond to it. Featuring the winning story by Ingrid Persaud, alongside the other four shortlisted stories.
The BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University (NSSA) returns for the 14th year with broadcaster Nikki Bedi chairing the judging panel for 2019. Nikki is a television and radio broadcaster who writes and presents The Arts Hour on BBC World Service and BBC Radio London.
In this new collection of fictions and essays, spanning two millennia of British protest, authors, historians and activists re-imagine twenty acts of defiance: from Boudica to Blair Peach, from the Battle of Cable Street to the tragedy of Grenfell Tower.
M John Harrison is a cartographer of the liminal; his work sits at the boundaries between genres - horror and science fiction, fantasy and travel writing - just as his stories traverse the no man's land between the spatial and the spiritual.
This selection of stories, drawn from over 50 years of writing by acclaimed New Wave pioneer and author M. John Harrison, is replete with fissures and portals into parallel dimensions, and follows backstreet occultists, amateur philosophers, down-and-outs or refugees, building worlds both unreal and all-too real.