BBC National Short Story Award 2018 [BBC National Short Story Award]

Episodes

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Kerry Andrew - To Belong To2018091720190903 (BBC7)
20190902 (BBC7)

Kerry Andrew's shortlisted story of a desperate man, unsure he can go on, revived by the hospitality of strangers. Read by Tobias Menzies.

The kindness of strangers and the meaning of home were key themes in the five shortlisted entries for the 2018 BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University..

The 2018 shortlist was unified by the individual power of each writer to convey both the private and the universal experience. Linking the personal and the political, the stories, often inspired by world events from Brexit, immigration to urban gentrification, draw out ideas of community and human connection. Each story is a powerful meditation on a world where displacement and loss seem to be overwhelming but where renewal and hope are infinite.

Producer: Simon Richardson

Story of a desperate man who is revived by the hospitality of strangers.

Stories shortlisted for the National Short Story Award

Kerry Andrew's shortlisted story of a desperate man, unsure he can go on, revived by the hospitality of strangers. Read by Tobias Menzies.

The kindness of strangers and the meaning of home were key themes in the five shortlisted entries for the 2018 BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University.

Kiare Ladner - Van Rensburg's Card2018091920190905 (BBC7)
20190904 (BBC7)

Kiare Ladner's shortlisted story of how a simple note brings solace and the prospect of new hope.

Read by Carolyn Pickles.

The kindness of strangers and the meaning of home were key themes in the five shortlisted entries for the 2018 BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University.

The 2018 shortlist was unified by the individual power of each writer to convey both the private and the universal experience. Linking the personal and the political, the stories, often inspired by world events from Brexit, immigration to urban gentrification, draw out ideas of community and human connection. Each story is a powerful meditation on a world where displacement and loss seem to be overwhelming but where renewal and hope are infinite.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

Story of how a simple note brings solace and the prospect of new hope.

Stories shortlisted for the National Short Story Award

Sarah Hall - Sudden Traveller2018091820190903 (BBC7)
20190904 (BBC7)

Sarah Hall's shortlisted story of how profound loss is followed by new life and new love.

Read by Rebekah Staton.

The kindness of strangers and the meaning of home were key themes in the five shortlisted entries for the 2018 BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University.

The 2018 shortlist was unified by the individual power of each writer to convey both the private and the universal experience. Linking the personal and the political, the stories, often inspired by world events from Brexit, immigration to urban gentrification, draw out ideas of community and human connection. Each story is a powerful meditation on a world where displacement and loss seem to be overwhelming but where renewal and hope are infinite.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

Story of how profound loss is followed by new life and new love.

Stories shortlisted for the National Short Story Award

The Minutes By Nell Stevens2018092120190906 (BBC7)
20190905 (BBC7)

Nell Stevens' shortlisted story in which art and activism come together and things aren’t quite what they seem.

Read by Tuppence Middleton.

The kindness of strangers and the meaning of home were key themes in the five shortlisted entries for the 2018 BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University.

The 2018 shortlist was unified by the individual power of each writer to convey both the private and the universal experience. Linking the personal and the political, the stories, often inspired by world events from Brexit, immigration to urban gentrification, draw out ideas of community and human connection. Each story is a powerful meditation on a world where displacement and loss seem to be overwhelming but where renewal and hope are infinite.

Abridged by Rowan Routh

Producer: Simon Richardson

Story in which art and activism come together and things aren't quite what they seem.

Stories shortlisted for the National Short Story Award

Winner: Ingrid Persaud - The Sweet Sop2018092020190907 (BBC7)
20190906 (BBC7)

Ingrid Persaud's winning story of emotional blackmail and sweet release.

Read by Leemore Marrett Junior.

The kindness of strangers and the meaning of home were key themes in the five shortlisted entries for the 2018 BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University.

The 2018 shortlist was unified by the individual power of each writer to convey both the private and the universal experience. Linking the personal and the political, the stories, often inspired by world events from Brexit, immigration to urban gentrification, draw out ideas of community and human connection. Each story is a powerful meditation on a world where displacement and loss seem to be overwhelming but where renewal and hope are infinite.

Producer: Simon Richardson

Story of emotional blackmail and sweet release.

Stories shortlisted for the National Short Story Award