Saturday, April 21, 2007

67. Read the Story the BBC Banned

BBC banned the reading of Pakistani-British playwright Hanif Kureishi's story,
WeddingsAndBeheadings , even though it planned on reading all of the stories nominated for Britain's National Short Story prize. Apparently the reason for deciding against reading this story on the air was its current-ness.

The story is darkly humorous, but also poignant and scary as all get-out. And it's a lesson for writers in effective use of point of view. A short and worthy read.

No comments: