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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:26 pm 

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Julian Gough secures £15,000 as winner of the second National Short Story Prize

Julian Gough has been announced as the winner of this year's National Short Story Prize, with David Almond named as runner-up. Julian Gough will receive £15,000 - the largest award in the world for a single short story - for 'The Orphan and the Mob' and David Almond £3,000 for 'Slog's Dad'. The three
remaining authors on the shortlist - Jonathan Falla, Jackie Kay, and Hanif Kureishi - will receive £500.

Announcing the winners, Chair of the judges, broadcaster and writer Mark Lawson, said:

"From a shortlist which included an impressive range of subjects, settings and styles, the judges were unanimous in awarding the first prize to Julian Gough. The comedy, energy and originality of both plot and voice set him ahead of the other contenders. David Almond was a very strong runner-up for the accuracy of his dialogue and psychology in a story which managed the difficult task of combining reality and fantasy"

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:49 pm 

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Damn - I forgot to enter this year. BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting Gough's story tomorrow at 11.30 am (24/4/7) Presumably people will be able to use the playback thing on the interweb wotsit.

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