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Shoe Fly Baby : The Asham Award Short Story Collection - Kate (ed.) Pullinger

Shoe Fly Baby

The Asham Award Short Story Collection

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When the first Asham Award was launched in 1996 - in honour of Asham House, the house in Sussex where Virginia and Leonard Woolf lived - nearly a thousand unknown women writers took part. The first anthology of winning stories, published a year later and entitled The Catch, demonstrated not only the rich cultural mix of our society today, but the huge range of largely untapped talent in towns and villages across the UK. The second and third collections were equally successful, and this fourth collection promises to be even better, with, once again, over one thousand entries to this year's competition and commissioned stories from Lesley Glaister, Liz Jensen, Francine Stock, Kamila Shamsie, Erica Wagner and Maggie O'Farrell, among others, to be included. The Asham Award will be a collection of stories that successfully blends the work of established writers with new authors - and taken together represents the very best of contemporary short story writing. The Asham Award will be adjudicated by Kate Pullinger and Christine Hickman.

Industry Reviews

'The writing is top quality, regardless of the individual authors' fame, and there's something here for everyone' Glamour 'One of the most pleasurable aspects of this anthology is its combining of excellent new stories alongside the work of newcomers' The Times

Forewordp. 1
Butter fish parrot fishp. 5
Gravityp. 10
Flowers in the darkp. 24
The Scotswoman's pillow bookp. 39
Horatio's storyp. 47
An angel in the gardenp. 62
The problem with Oliverp. 74
Elvis and the mermaidp. 82
Or maybe goldp. 96
Victoriap. 103
Miss Brooksp. 112
Face to facep. 126
Shoe fly babyp. 140
Rhinocerosp. 149
Antechamberp. 157
In the forest, in the fieldp. 169
The monarchp. 183
The girl who reversed progressp. 197
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ISBN: 9780747566861
ISBN-10: 0747566860
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.1  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1