Hilary Mantel up for short story award
16 September 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Mantel won the Man Booker prize for Wolf Hall and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies
Hilary Mantel’s controversial short story, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award.
Stories by Jonathan Buckley, Mark Haddon, Frances Leviston and Jeremy Page have also made the shortlist, which was announced on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row earlier.
The award, which is in its 10th year, is open to writers resident in the UK.
The £15,000 prize is given in tandem with the Book Trust charity.
Mantel’s controversial story was published in a collection of 10 short stories in September 2014.
Set four years after Margaret Thatcher became prime minister in 1979, Mantel’s story imagines an IRA attempt on her …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment