Saturday 1st October

BBC National Short Story Award

Kei Miller and Naomi Alderman with KJ Orr and Di Speirs
2:00pm Tickets £12 (£10 concessions)


The BBC National Short Story Award is a litmus test for the state of the short story in the UK. Kei Miller and Naomi Alderman discuss this year’s entries. Jamaica-born Kei Miller, writes short stories, novels, essays and poetry. He won the 2014 Forward Prize for Poetry for The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion. His new novel, Augustown, is just published. Naomi Alderman is a novelist, broadcaster and video game designer. She is one of Granta’s once-in-a-decade Best of Young British Novelists. Her latest novel, The Power, is published this autumn. They are joined by KJ Orr who has been shortlisted for her story Disappearances this year.  Chaired by Di Speirs, Editor, Books, BBC Radio and originator of the Award.

Supported by the Mayfield School


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