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From L.A. to rural Ireland, from war-torn Beirut to a windswept Scottish coastline, from the bright lights of the theatre to the dimness of the therapist’s office - these six outstanding and impactful stories seek to explore grief and trauma, new beginnings and hope.

The shortlisted stories have all been chosen for 2021's Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award - the world's richest and most prestigious prize for a single short story. Dubbed the 'equivalent of the Man Booker for the short story' by the Sydney Morning Herald, the winner receives £30,000.

While the stories vary greatly in setting and subject, they are all linked through each author's masterful ability to create an exceptional narrative within just 6,000 words. As judge Yiyun Li put it: ‘the six stories on the shortlist are each a gem: within limited space they give us the wide world with its messiness, complexities, and lives lived both in the deepest isolation and with the deepest connection’.

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  • Clive
  • 11-07-21

Not really my kind of thing

The first story was gratuitously disgusting, the narration 9n the next two sounded like something off Cartoon Network years ago and the Irish wedding a bit flat and pointless.

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  • Carl Charlesworth
  • 27-07-21

Absolute Nonsense

Every one of these stories is self-indulgent nonsense. Not one of them go anywhere. You’re left thinking what on Earth was that about. If these are the shortlisted stories, then I dread to think what the rejected ones were like.

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  • jv
  • 15-08-21

Nice short story

Well narrated, unusual but interesting story I wasn't sure about the ending though. a little unfinished

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  • Katie
  • 31-08-21

Story 1 is terrible

Story 1 is so awful that I'm not sure I want to bother listening to the others. I cannot understand how this made the list.