We announce the winner of the 2018 BBC National Short Story Award and the Young Writers' Award live from West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge and celebrate the power and possibilities of the short story.
Judges Sarah Howe and Stig Abell discuss the merits of the entries from the shortlisted authors. In contention for the £15,000 prize are Kerry Andrew, Sarah Hall, Kiare Ladner, Ingrid Persaud and Nell Stevens.
Radio 1 presenter Katie Thistleton will also announce the winner of the BBC Young Writers' Award and consider the strengths and emerging themes of the stories with fellow judge Sarah Crossan, the Irish Children's Laureate / Laureate na nÓg.
The Student Critics Award is a new scheme mentoring school students in their critical reading, helping this generation to be literary critics in a digital world where everyone can be a reviewer. Poet Dean Atta has been workshopping in a school and describes his work with the young people he met.
The BBC National Short Story Award is presented in conjunction with Cambridge University and First Story.
Presenter : John Wilson
Producer : Dymphna Flynn.…read more