An exclusive interview with Jane Gardam,
the recipient of the third Charleston-Chichester Award
for a Lifetime’s Excellence in Short Fiction.
A collaboration with the 2015
SMALL WONDER SHORT STORY FESTIVAL
Jane Gardam OBE was born in North Yorkshire, in 1928. She is the only writer to have been awarded the Whitbread Prize for the Best Novel twice.
Gardam’s first book, Black Faces, White Faces, was a collection of linked short stories about Jamaica, published in 1975. The collection won both the David Higham Prize for Fiction and the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize. Subsequent collections of short stories include The Pangs of Love, which won the Katherine Mansfield Award, Going into a Dark House, awarded the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award, and Missing the Midnight: Hauntings & Grotesques. Her most recent collection is The People on Privilege Hill, from 2007, and the novel The Man in the Wooden Hat, from 2009.
Gardam’s collected works, The Stories of Jane Gardam, was published in 2014 by Little, Brown.
Watch the interview with Edna O’Brien,
followed by the presentation of the
With warm thanks to the organisers of the
Small Wonder Short Story Festival.