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Lucy Caldwell Shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2021

Lucy Caldwell has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award for the third time. She is nominated for 'All the People Were Mean and Bad,' which is taken from her new collection, Intimacies (Faber & Faber). It is among the short stories organisers thought to be "shaped by writing about kindness, compassion, journeys and writing during lockdown", with judges praising the submissions for their themes of humanity, compassion and hope. 

Now in its 16th year and run with Cambridge University, the award is one of the most prestigious for a single short story, with the winning author receiving £15,000 and four further shortlisted authors £600 each. 

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