Recipient of the Charleston-Bede’s Award for a Lifetime’ Excellence in Short Fiction.
We are proud to announce that Penelope Lively is the fifth recipient of the only award to recognise long-standing creativity and achievement in the short story genre. She is the author of several acclaimed short story collections and prize-winning novels, including the Booker Prize for Moon Tiger.
Her latest collection, The Purple Swamp Hen & Other Stories, received universal praise: “The Purple Swamp Hen is an enchanting story that sets the tone for this stellar collection” (Observer).
Penelope Lively will be in conversation with Di Speirs, BBC Radio’s Editor of Books and member of the Award’s Advisory Panel.
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