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Eley Williams Shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2020


Congratulations to all of the talented authors that have been shortlisted for the 2020 BBC National Short Story Award. A particularly large congratulations to Eley Williams, whose shortlisted story 'Scrimshaw' appeared in our short story anthology Still Worlds Turning!

'Scrimshaw' has been described as "A ‘fresh, funny’ take on millennial relationships and the perils of modern smartphone communication, this ‘taut tale’ told via a late-night text session and inspired by the ‘literary nonsense’ of Edward Lear and Ivor Cutler, explores self-censorship, anxiety, attraction and the boundaries of language."

'Scrimshaw' will be read by Charlotte Ritchie on BBC Radio 4 on Friday the 18th of September at 3.45pm.

All of the shortlisted stories are published in an anthology by Comma Press, available in all good book stores.

The winner of the BBC National Short Story Award will be announced on Tuesday 6 October in a special short story edition of BBC Radio 4’s Front Row.

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