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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
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Published September 14th 2012
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Russell George
Oct 11, 2014 Russell George rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really liked most of these, though it's been some weeks since I finished it, and I'm writing this review quite early in the morning, so I'm having trouble remember the ones I liked best. Still, there's something brilliant about reading a very good short story at the end of a day - more satisfying than a novel in many ways.
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.
Ryan
Dec 01, 2013 Ryan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bitesized
Preferred the first collection I read - 2009's edition, which was, on average, very slightly more excellent - still, some really good stories in here.
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.
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Some really great stories here. Highly recommended
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