The Charleston-Chichester Award

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The Charleston-Chichester Award for a Lifetime’s Excellence in Short Fiction is the first to recognise long-standing creativity and achievement in writing short stories. Here, you can enjoy exclusive interviews with the acclaimed recipients of the Award.

These recordings are a collaboration with the INTERNATIONAL

MISC_WT_AwardIn 2013, William Trevor was awarded the inaugural Charleston-Chichester Award. Interviews with Trevor are rare and so we are especially delighted to bring you this wonderful recording. Listen to the exclusive interview with William Trevor here.


MISC_Small WOnder_OBrien2014 saw the second Charleston-Chichester Award presented to Edna O’Brien, author of numerous novels, plays, poetry, biographies and eight short story collections. Watch the interview with Edna O’Brien, followed by the Award presentation here.


author_jane-gardamThe third Charleston-Chichester Award was presented in 2015 to Jane Gardam, author of eight collections of short stories, and the only writer to have been awarded the Whitbread Prize for the Best Novel twice. Watch the interview with Jane Gardam, followed by the Award presentation here.

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