Britain’s short story prize

James Lasdun, Rose Tremain, and William Trevor are among the authors shortlisted for Britain’s new National Short Story Prize.

Each of the stories, set at a maximum of 8,000 words, will be broadcast on Radio 4 and all of the stories will be published as a collection next month. The winner of the £15,000 prize will be announced on 15 May.


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