Thursday, July 17, 2008

Numbers add up to win BBC National Short Story award

Lindesay Irvine writing in The Guardian, Wednesday July 16, 2008
The Numbers, an eerie tale of life on a remote Scottish island, has added £15,000 to Clare Wigfall's bank balance after winning the world's most lucrative prize for a single short story, the BBC National Short Story award. The story is from her debut collection, The Loudest Sound & Nothing, (Faber).
Jane Gardam was named as runnerup for The People on Privilege Hill, earning her £3,000. The three remaining authors on the shortlist - Richard Beard, Erin Soros and Adam Thorpe - will all receive £500.

The full report at The Guardian online.

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