A wonderful collection of short stories published to celebrate an award which has its links with the great Virginia Woolf. The collection provides a wonderful opportunity to try out both new and established writers; those shortlisted for the Asham Short Story prize as well as stories from some well known contemporary writers including Lynne Truss (of Eats, Shoots and Leaves fame), Helen Dunmore and Marina Warner. Get reading.
New collection of wonderful short stories by women
‘As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world’ Virginia Woolf
Our world has been conjured by the talented writers collected here. These wonderful and evocative stories have a truly international flavour, taking us from icy Alaska to the burnt outback of Australia, and include tales of murder, loss of innocence, revenge, heroism and hope.
This vibrant collection contains new stories by Helen Dunmore, Trezza Azzopardi, Helen Simpson, Louise Doughty, Marina Warner and Lynne Truss plus twelve stories from the unpublished writers who were shortlisted for the Asham Short-Story Prize 2005.
Asham House in Sussex was once home to Virginia and Leonard Woolf and is the inspiration behind the Asham Award. Launched in 1996 to support and encourage new writers, it is Britain’s only prize for short stories by women.
‘One of the most pleasurable aspects of this anthology is its combining of excellent new stories alongside the work of newcomers’ The Times
Publication date: 03/04/2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||3rd April 2006|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing Plc|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Kate Pullinger was born in British Columbia and educated on Vancouver Island. She moved to England where she has worked as a lecturer and writer in residence at a variety of institutions including Battersea Arts Centre, and HMP Gartree and Maidstone. She is the author of several novels including When the Monster Dies (1989); The Last Time I Saw Jane (1996); and Weird Sister (1999).More About Kate Pullinger