Short Story Masterclass… with Sarah Hall

photo by Michael Adams-Wade

 

Short Story Masterclass
with Sarah Hall

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An exclusive THRESHOLDS collaboration with the
INTERNATIONAL SMALL WONDER SHORT STORY FESTIVAL
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recorded at Charleston Farm, East Sussex.

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In the first of our Short Story Masterclass podcasts, Steve Wasserman talks to award-winning author Sarah Hall about killer stories and the sexiness of the short story form.

 

After writing four highly acclaimed novels, Sarah Hall published her first collection of short stories, The Beautiful Indifference, in 2011. The collection won the 2012 Edge Hill Short Story Prize and was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor Prize. Sarah is a tutor for the Faber Academy, The Guardian and the Arvon Foundation.

In the Short Story Masterclass, Sarah and Steve discuss starting points, research, intuitive writing, the beautiful discipline of the form, and how sexy a short story can be – looking in particular at two stories from The Beautiful Indifference, ‘The Nightlong River’ and ‘Vuotjarvi’.

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Listen to the
Short Story Masterclass
with Sarah Hall

(38 minutes)

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You can read ‘The Nightlong River
on the Faber blog, thethoughtfox.co.uk.

 

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Steve Wasserman is a psychotherapist, writer, & the ears into which you might Read Me Something You Love (a podcast + blog). He also does By-Heart poetry courses and events in strange, and out-of-the-way places. Twitterable as @RMSYL.

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With warm thanks to the organisers of the
International Small Wonder Short Story Festival.

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