Penelope Lively receives Charleston-Bede’s Award for a Lifetime’s Excellence in Short Fiction

Penelope Lively has become the fifth recipient of the Charleston-Bede Award, the only award to recognise long-standing creativity and achievement in the short story genre. She is the author of several acclaimed short story collections and prize-winning novels, including the Booker Prize for Moon Tiger.

Her latest collection, The Purple Swamp Hen & Other Stories, received universal praise: “The Purple Swamp Hen is an enchanting story that sets the tone for this stellar collection” (Observer).