The Short Story

Once again the National Short Story Prize have neglected to include me on their shortlist. The nerve of it! Instead they chose this lot:

‘Slog’s Dad’ by David Almond

‘The Morena’ by Jonathan Falla

‘The Orphan and the Mob’ by Julian Gough

‘How to Get Away with Suicide’ by Jackie Kay

‘Weddings and Beheadings’ by Hanif Kureishi

The shortlist was announced today and can be found here.

Also note the total lack of SF nominations. That really is a shame as a campaign claiming to rejuvinate the short story is deliberately ignoring the area of literature where short fiction is strongest. Oh well.