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Something To Hold On To

October 31st 2016

SOPHIA KIER-BYFIELD explores the unexpected connections of the 2016 Best British Short Stories: ‘One fine thematic thread that stitches seemingly incongruent narratives together is photography. That complex visual medium of the everyday, which often gets taken for granted, is cleverly worked into several of the stories as a way of exploring memory and fragile human relationships, both with the self and others…’

Best of British 2013

December 11th 2013

Bursting with suppressed emotions, vengeful acts and a chilling atmosphere…’ ALEX RUCZAJ learns a thing or two from The Best British Short Stories 2013 anthology.

The Best British Short Stories 2012

December 10th 2012

In her essay, LELA TREDWELL looks at book burnings, burials and elimination: ‘Historically, obliterating books has always been a difficult business. One The Best British Short Stories 2012 knows a thing or two about.’

Manchester Fiction Prize

October 17th 2011

In his closing remarks at the awards ceremony for the Manchester Fiction Prize, Nicholas Royle, the Chair of Judges, comments on the selection process and on recognising the winning stories.

The Best British Short Stories 2011

June 6th 2011

Short story writers don’t always get handsomely paid, or even paid, but there are plenty of editors accepting work for publication… NICHOLAS ROYLE discusses opportunities for short story writers and the birth of a new short story anthology.

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