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Sudden Traveller

Sudden Traveller

ISBN
9780571345052
Published
15/10/2020
9780571345052
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
144

About the Book

*WINNER OF THE BBC NATIONAL SHORT STORY AWARD 2020*

SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDGE HILL SHORT STORY PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK MEMORIAL PRIZE

A Guardian, Financial Times and Irish Times Book of the Year

'No one writes stories the way Hall does and quite possibly no one ever will. Astonishing, miraculous, a gift.' Daisy Johnson

‘The queen of dark short fiction.’ Guardian

‘Astonishing, miraculous, a gift.’ Daisy Johnson

‘The best short story writer in Britain.’ Spectator

In Turkish forests or rain-drenched Cumbrian villages, characters walk, drive, dream and fly, trying to reconcile themselves with their journey through life and death. Radical, charged with a transformative, elemental power, each of these stories invites us to stand at the very edge of our possible selves.

Includes the story 'The Grotesques', winner of the BBC Short Story Award, 2020.

*WINNER OF THE BBC NATIONAL SHORT STORY AWARD 2020*SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDGE HILL SHORT STORY PRIZESHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK MEMORIAL PRIZEA Guardian, Financial Times and Irish Times Book of the Year'No one writes stories the way Hall does and quite possibly no one ever will. Astonishing, miraculous, a gift.' Daisy Johnson‘The queen of dark short fiction.’ Guardian ‘Astonishing, miraculous, a gift.’ Daisy Johnson‘The best short story writer in Britain.’ SpectatorIn Turkish forests or rain-drenched Cumbrian villages, characters walk, drive, dream and fly, trying to reconcile themselves with their journey through life and death. Radical, charged with a transformative, elemental power, each of these stories invites us to stand at the very edge of our possible selves. Includes the story 'The Grotesques', winner of the BBC Short Story Award, 2020.
  • Sarah Hall

    Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974. Twice nominated for the Man Booker Prize, she is the award-winning author of five novels and three short-story collections – The Beautiful Indifference, which won the Edge Hill and Portico prizes, Madame Zero, shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize and winner of the East Anglian Book Award, and Sudden Traveller (2019). She is currently the only author to be three times shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award, which she won in 2013 with ‘Mrs Fox’.  

“Hall seems to have made the short story genre explicitly her own . . . Her most personal and beautiful work yet.”
- New Statesman
“Feral and alive . . . It’s a voice, fierce and unapologetic, uniquely her own.”
- Financial Times

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