Ingrid Persaud wins BBC national short story award for debut tale

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Seeing off an all-female shortlist, The Sweet Sop – about an estranged father and son united by chocolate – scooped the £15,000 prize

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Trinidadian writer Ingrid Persaud has won the £15,000 BBC national short story award with the first short such fiction she has written, the tale of a dying father and his estranged son, which judges called both “tender and ebullient”.

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