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BBC National Short Story Award 2015
BBC National Short Story Award 2015

BBC National Short Story Award 2015

Foreword by Allan Little

The BBC National Short Story Award


160 Pages, 4 x 6.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $12.95 (US $12.95) (CA $15.95)

Publication Date: October 2015

ISBN 9781905583799

Rights: US & CA

Comma Press (Oct 2015)

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.


The five shortlisted stories for the BBC National Short Story Award 2015 appear here in this excellent anthology of leading short fiction writers. The shortlisted authors and story titles are announced in September, and the prize is awarded at a London gala event later that month. The stories, plus interviews with the authors, are broadcast to BBC Radio 4's huge listener base in the week preceding the winner announcement, which promises to continue the great success of this award and accompanying anthology.

Author Biography

Born and raised in Galloway SW Scotland, and educated at Edinburgh University, Allan Little joined the BBC in 1983. He spent the majority of his BBC career as a Foreign Correspondent, leaving in 2014 to pursue a freelance career. During this time, he covered the fall of communism in Eastern Europe in 1989, and spent the 90s covering the Gulf War in Iraq, the break-up of former Yugoslavia, and conflict in Africa and Moscow. He was the BBC's Special Correspondent based in London from 2005-2014.