BBC National Short Story Award with BookTrust 2016: judges announced
The five-person judging panel has been announced for this year's Award.
Broadcaster, Dame Jenni Murray will chair the judging panel for the 2016 BBC National Short Story Award with BookTrust. The long-time presenter of BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, is joined by an esteemed panel of award-winning writers and literature specialists: Booker Prize winner, Pat Barker; novelist, poet and short story writer Kei Miller; Senior Programmer for Literature and Spoken Word at Southbank Centre; Ted Hodgkinson and returning judge Di Speirs, Books Editor at BBC Radio. All the judges are eager to read the best, and most innovative, works of short fiction from new and established writers.
Find out more about this year's judges
Now celebrating its 11th year, the Award is one of the most prestigious for a single short story, with the winning author receiving £15,000, the runner-up £3,000 and three further shortlisted authors £500 each.
Dame Jenni Murray, Chair of the BBC National Short Story Award Judging Panel said:
I'm delighted to be chairing the judging panel for the BBC National Short Story Award with BookTrust. Lots of lovely reading for the summer and a wonderful opportunity for new and talented writers to be recognised.
The 2016 Award is open to UK residents or nationals, aged 18 or over, who have a history of publication in creative writing. The deadline for receipt of entries is 5pm (GMT), Friday 11 March 2016. Find out how to enter this year's BBC National Short Story Award with BookTrust.
- The deadline for receipt of entries is 5pm (GMT), Friday 11 March 2016.
- The shortlist will be announced on BBC Radio 4's Front Row at 7.15pm on Thursday 15 September 2016.
- The shortlisted stories will run on BBC Radio 4 from Monday 19 to Friday 23 September from 3.30pm to 4pm
- The announcement of the BBC National Short Story Award 2016 with BookTrust winner and runner-up and the Young Writers' Award winner will be broadcast live from the Award ceremony on BBC Radio 4's Front Row from 7.15pm on Tuesday 4 October 2016.