Former winners and judges of the Award discuss different themes, the form and its topical relevance.
We are delighted to announce the addition of Ingrid Persaud to this event. She has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award for her story ‘The Sweet Sop’.
As both former winners and judges of the BBC Short Story Awards with First Story and Cambridge University, KJ Orr and Sarah Hall are uniquely placed to discuss writing and critiquing short stories with BBC’s Books Editor Di Speirs. They will explore the different themes that emerge in the award submissions each year, and discuss whether the short story form affords writers more freedom to reflect the times we live in than the novel.
Sarah Hall is short-listed again this year for ‘Sudden Traveller’ and won the Award for ‘Mrs Fox’ in 2013; 2018 judge KJ Orr was victorious in 2016 with ‘Disappearances’.
Orr’s first collection is Light Box: “elegant, thoughtful and quietly powerful stories” – Observer Books of the Year.
Small Wonder shuttle bus to/from Lewes Train Station (£3 return/ £2 one way).
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