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Nicholas Hogg has produced an array of prize-winning short fiction. His work has been widely published, broadcast by the BBC, and performed live at literary festivals.

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In 2005 he won the New Writing Ventures award with Zen.

“An immediately gripping tale in which a part-time father tells his uncomprehending daughter about his time in a Japanese jail. Hogg has twice been shortlisted for the Eric Gregory award and an ease with poetic imagery is evident in his winning fiction entry.” – Guardian 

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How the Tiger Got Its Stripes, a short story blending Vietnamese fable and modern day California, won the Editor’s Choice Award in the 2009 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, and was nominated for the Million Writers Award for the best story of 2009.

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Happy Birthday was a runner up in the 2009 Bridport Prize, as adjudicated by Ali Smith. It is published here in memory of James Disney, the late and beloved friend who inspired the story.

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Paradise was runner up in the 2007 Willsden Herald Short Story competition, adjudicated by Zadie Smith. An anthology of the winning stories, Willsden Herald: New Short Stories 1, is available from Amazon.co.uk.

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Naked was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. It was a Watershed Production and read by actor Nigel Anthony.

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The Owl at the Gate was part of Roelof Bakker’s innovative Still project, inviting writers to respond with a story to a photo taken in the abandoned Hornsey Town Hall. Authors featuring in the anthology include Richard Beard, James Miller, Evie Wyld, Andrew Blackman and Tania Hershman.

 

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With Jerusalem, the exploration of a couple’s trip to the Holy Lands, Nicholas Hogg followed previous contributors such as TS Eliot, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath and William Wordsworth into the December 2009/January 2010 issue of The London Magazine.

Website of award-winning writer, Nicholas Hogg