Co-founded by Prospect in 2005 and sponsored by the BBC and Booktrust, the National Short Story Award is worth £15,000 and is among the world’s most prestigious for a short story. The judging panel—broadcaster James Naughtie, novelist and writer Kamila Shamsie, author and poet Owen Sheers, novelist Shena Mackay and BBC editor Di Speirs—shortlisted five leading authors: David Constantine, Aminatta Forna, Sarah Hall, Helen Oyeyemi and Jon McGregor, who won the £3,000 runner-up prize. All their stories are published by Comma Press in The BBC National Short Story Award Anthology 2010.
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