How I would have loved to attend the ceremony for the BBC National Short Story Award. When I received the invitation earlier in September, my husband and I contemplated buying tickets from Chicago to London. We weighed the cost and effort against our jobs, but sadly, there was no way I could leave a school year just begun.
The five stories included in the 2014 National Short Story Award short list are:
- Bad Dreams by Tessa Hadley
- The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Francesca Rhydderch
- Kilifi Creek by Lionel Shriver
- Miss Adele Amidst the Corsets by Zadie Smith
- The American Lover by Rose Tremain
Coming soon: a review of each short story included in the collection. For more information about the award follow @Booktrust and #BBCNSSA on Twitter.