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BBC National Short Story Award Shortlist

Last night it was announced on BBC Radio 4 Front Row that Vintage publishes two of the five writers on the shortlist for the BBC National Short Story Award.

Rose Tremain has been shortlisted for her story ‘The American Lover’, which is also the title story of Tremain’s new collection and author Tessa Hadley has been shortlisted for her story ‘Bad Dreams’. The other shortlisted writers are Zadie Smith, Lionel Shriver and Francesca Rhydderch. BBC Creative Director and presenter Alan Yentob, Chair of Judges, presided over a panel that whittled down the shortlist from 550 entries.

The announcement of the Award winner and runner-up will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 4's Front Row on Tuesday 30th September from 7.15pm. More information here.


Vintage has three books on the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014 shortlist, The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan, J by Howard Jacobson and The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee. Congratulations to all authors on the list. For extra content on each of the books see here. To view the full shortlist, visit the Man Booker website here.

clooneyGeorge Clooney to direct film adaptation of Hack Attack.

'This has all the elements – lying, corruption, blackmail – at the highest levels of government by the biggest newspaper in London,” Clooney said in a statement. “And the fact that it’s true is the best part. Nick is a brave and stubborn reporter and we consider it an honor to put his book to film.’

For more on Hack Attack, visit Nick Davies's website here.

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