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The BBC National Short Story Award 2011

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Bringing together some of Britain’s most talented and inventive authors of short fiction, this anthology is a compilation of the top five entries short-listed for the BBC National Short Story Award. Themes of desire, envy, and disconnection provide recurring motifs for these stories—the extremes that love can endure and what happens when love is not enough. A testament to ...more
Paperback, 118 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Carcanet Press Ltd. (first published September 8th 2011)
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David Hebblethwaite
I reviewed on my blog each of the five stories shortlisted for this year's Award. Here are the links:

'Rag Love' by M.J. Hyland
'The Heart of Denis Noble' by Alison MacLeod
'Wires' by Jon McGregor
'The Human Circadian Pacemaker' by K.J. Orr
'The Dead Roads' by D.W. Wilson
Alan
Mar 22, 2012 Alan added it
I have no idea how this was added to my list - I haven't read it. I was trying to add 'Best British Stories 2011' to the 'books I'm in' list, but cocked it up somehow...
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M.J. Hyland was born in London to Irish parents in 1968 and spent her early childhood in Dublin. She studied English and law at the University of Melbourne, Australia and worked as a lawyer for several years. Her first novel, How the Light Gets In (2003) was short-listed for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Age Book of the Year and also took third place in the Barnes & Noble, Discover G ...more
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