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Sarah's story Later, His Ghost has made it into the Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story:

Sarah was Chair of judges for the Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize 2018, congratulations to Kevin Jared Hosein:

Sarah has a new piece in Toast magazine: Long Slow Road to the Sea

Madame Zero is one of five books on the 2018 Edge Hill Short Story Prize Shortlist:

The Cambridge Festival of Creative Writing 7th July. Evening discussion with Sarah Hall.

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize shortlist 2018 has just been announced:

Madame Zero is also on the Gordon Burn Prize Longlist:

Sarah appeared on BBC Radio 4 Front Row, discussing Norwich, 7th May.

Sarah talked about Madame Zero on Radio 3 The Verb 2nd March.

A piece written by Sarah for Granta about Cumbrian Fell Ponies:

Travel piece for Toast Magazine One Night in Istanbul:

Mention of Madame Zero by David Mitchell:

Discussion on the future of books, BBC Radio 4 Front Row:

Madame Zero gets some mentions in 'Best Books of 2017' lists:

Madame Zero won the best fiction category of the 2017 East Anglian Book Of The Year Awards.

'A perfect balance of language and content...' review of Madame Zero by the The Los Angeles Review of Books

Sarah appeared on BBC Radio 4 Only Artists 9am Wednesday 8th November:

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders wins The Man Booker Prize 2017, 17th October:

Top 10 contemporary short stories:

Madame Zero has been shortlisted for the East Anglian book of the year award - fiction shortlist:

The Royal Society of Literature Reading Group recommendations:

The 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize judging panel is chaired by Sarah Hall:

The Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist is announced, 13th September:

Sarah in conversation with Tessa Hadley:

Sarah has a new short story called The Bridgewalker on BBC Radio 4

My Writing Day in the Guardian:

The Lake District has been granted Unesco world heritage status and Sarah has written this article in response:

Review of Madame Zero – exceptional short stories

Sarah was on BBC Radio 4's Front Row, Friday 7th July

Madame Zero, a haunting collection of stories, published July 2017

Sarah has published a new short story called 'Orton' in The Amorist:

Art & Sexuality 23rd May, at the Norfolk and Norwich festival:

An abridged version of the new introduction Sarah wrote for the reissue of James Salter's A Sport And A Pastime:

Sarah's written a new short story, commissioned by Sotheby's to accompany their erotic art auction:

The Carhullan Army: a near-future struggle that feels all too close

Sarah is on the judging panel for the 2017 Man Booker prize.

Waterstones Best Fiction of 2016:

Sarah Hall: sex, death and the short story

Sarah's been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature:

RSL welcomes new Director Tim Robertson, he cites Sarah as one of his 'literary lodestars'

Sarah had a short story called 'One in Four' published in the RA Magazine:

Sarah was a judge for the International Dylan Thomas Prize 2016 Congratulations to Max Porter:

The Wolf Border has been short listed for the Sky South Bank Show's Literature Award:

James Tait Black shortlist: The Wolf Border is shortlisted in the Fiction category.

Sarah will be appearing at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, in May:

Mumsnet, March Book of the Month: The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall

Sarah has contributed a short story to a new anthology, Reader, I Married Him edited by Tracy Chevalier.

The Australian: Best Books of the Year:

In the Cumbria Life Culture Awards 2015 Sarah was awarded Writer of the Year for 'A powerful depiction of several competing versions of Cumbria’. Find out more...

Sarah is one of the judges for the BBC National Short Story Award 2015 shortlist announced:

Sarah's new novel, The Wolf Border published April in the UK and June in the US. Find out more...

The book will also be adapted for Radio 4, Book At Bedtime, week commencing 18th May

Sarah appeared on Radio 3, Private Passions - 29th March, listen again:

Sarah was the 2014 recipient of the E M Forster Award, announced in March by the The American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Sarah is a judge for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award the longlist has been announced:

Sarah won the BBC National Short Story Award 2013 with her story 'Mrs Fox'

'Mrs Fox' on Radio 4, 23rd September:

The short story commissioned by the BBC to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan will air on 16th August at 3.45 on Radio 4. The new story is called Theatre Six.
- Theatre Six transcript

Sarah has recently recorded a program on the Cumbrian literary landscape for Radio 4's Open Book, where she talks about
Haweswater, The Carhullan Army, and stories from The Beautiful Indifference, with Mariella Frostrup. Sunday 11th August (repeated 15th).

Sarah's short story collection The Beautiful Indifference recently got an honourable mention in an interview with James Salter for Guernica magazine.

An interview about her short stories hosted by Steve Wasserman for the University of Chichester: Click here

The Beautiful Indifference has won the Edge Hill Short Story Prize and Readers Award:

Sarah was on Radio 4's Woman's Hour, Friday 2nd December.

Sarah discussed The Beautiful Indifference with Mariella Frostrup on Radio 4's Open Book on 20th November:

The collection was featured on Radio 4's Saturday Review program on 5th November. Listen Again:

Sarah presented a two-part science-fiction documentary, called Cat Women of the Moon. It was repeated on Radio 4 in December 2011.

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