Cynan Jones wins BBC National Short Story Award

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Cynan Jones wins BBC National Short Story Award

Oct 04 2017

Welsh writer Cynan Jones has won the £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award with BookTrust for his "tenderly devastating exploration of the body".

The novelist and scriptwriter beat four other nominated writers including three of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists with his story, 'The Edge of the Shoal, described as one of the judges, Eimear McBride, as as "perfect a short story as I've ever read". McBride also revealed she had thought about it "most days" since reading it months ago.

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