Short Story Masterclass with… Tessa Hadley

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Short Story Masterclass
with Tessa Hadley

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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 second instalment of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, Jac Cattaneo talks with acclaimed author Tessa Hadley about the differences between writing short stories and novels, the intuitive engineering of stories, starting points and the power of speech.

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Tessa AUTHOR_tessa-hadleyHadley is the author of two short story collections, Sunstroke and Other Stories, shortlisted for The Story Award in the US, and Married Love, which was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Award. She has published five novels, including Accidents in the Home, longlisted for the Guardian First Book award, and The Master Bedroom and The London Train, both longlisted for the Orange Prize. Hadley’s short stories have regularly appeared in The New Yorker, as well as the Guardian and Granta. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

In the podcast, Tessa Hadley reads from ‘Married Love’ and ‘In the Country’.

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Listen to the
Short Story Masterclass
with Tessa Hadley

(39 minutes)

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AUTHOR_Jac_CataneoJac Cattaneo is an artist, writer and lecturer in Fine Art and Creative Writing. Her prize-winning short stories and poems have been published in a wide range of journals and anthologies. Jac is currently studying for her PhD at the University of Chichester and writing a novel. She tweets @jaccattaneo

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

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