The BBC International Short Story Award 2012
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Absence and disappearance provide recurring themes in the ten stories shortlisted for this year’s Award: the abandonment of family members – estranged wives and errant husbands; the loss of a childhood friend and computer games mentor; or the convenient vanishing of whatever we deem disposable – through a portable, pocket-sized black hole.

In 2012, to mark the London Olympi...more
Paperback, 198 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Carcanet Press Ltd. (first published September 14th 2012)
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Seawood
The more short stories I read the more I realise I don't actually like the format. I think I prefer anthologies from just one author, a single voice. There are a few good ones here and some misses. Diverting enough, I guess.
Jeremy Dean
A mixed bag; some thoroughly enjoyable stories like iHole, but some unreadable garbage like Even Pretty Eyes Commit Crimes and East of West. Nothing world changing though.
Ryan
Preferred the first collection I read - 2009's edition, which was, on average, very slightly more excellent - still, some really good stories in here.
Robert Nevins
Some really great stories here. Highly recommended
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