A shortlist has been unveiled for the £15,000 (about $19,500) BBC National Short Story Award with BookTrust, which "aims to promote the best in contemporary British short fiction." The winner and runner-up will be announced October 4. This year's shortlisted authors are:
Tahmima Anam for "Garments"
K.J. Orr for "Disappearances"
Lavinia Greenlaw for "The Darkest Place in England"
Hilary Mantel for "In a Right State"
Claire-Louise Bennett for "Morning, Noon & Night"