Poet Kate Clanchy has won this year's BBC National Short Story Award with her second attempt at a short story.Thanks to @FreeWordCentre on Twitter for the link to the stories as BBC Podcasts
The 44-year-old beat a shortlist which included past Orange Prize winners Lionel Shriver and Naomi Alderman and Bafta-nominated writer Jane Rogers.
Clanchy won for her story The Not-Dead and The Saved, about parental love and sacrifice set in a hospital ward.
She receives a winner's cheque for £15,000, while Sarah Maitland was awarded £3,000 as runner-up.
Monday, December 07, 2009
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