Short Story Masterclass… with Jane Rogers

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Short Story Masterclass
with Jane Rogers


An exclusive THRESHOLDS collaboration with the
recorded at Charleston Farm, East Sussex.


In the third instalment of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, K.J. Orr talks with Jane Rogers about writing science, the confusion of writing novels and stories, starting points, and hitting trees with sticks.


AUTHOR_Jane_RogersAcclaimed author Jane Rogers has published eight novels, including Man Booker longlisted The Testament of Jessie Lamb, which won the Arthur C Clarke Award in 2012. Her debut short story collection, Hitting Trees with Sticks, was shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize. The title story was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award in 2009. She lives in Banbury and is currently working on a new novel and an adaptation of Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle.

In the podcast, Jane Rogers reads extracts of ‘Morphogenesis’ and ‘Hitting Trees with Sticks’.


Listen to the
Short Story Masterclass
with Jane Rogers

(43 minutes)


Katherine Orr


K. J. Orr’s short fiction, author interviews and critical work on the short story form have been widely published.



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


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