Wednesday, May 13, 2009

57 Story Collections on Frank O'Connor Longlist 2009!

Well, what a day! The longlist for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award has just been announced - a record 57 short story collections! The White Road and Other Stories is among them - every eligible short story collection submitted by the publisher is longlisted, a wonderful boost for the short story. Visit The Short Review blog for the full longlist, it's a joy to read, with big names like Ali Smith and Mary Gaitskill alongside us small fry. Congratulations to all!


Elizabeth Baines said...

Wonderful news, Tania! The Frank O'Connor do the short story proud, don't they? It's wonderful the way they draw attention to great writing.

Nik Perring said...

Congratulations to all indeed. And a great big whopping hurrah!


Sarah Hilary said...

Brilliant! Congratulations, Tania!

Raz Godelnik said...

This is great news. Congrats,Tania!

We'll write about it on Eco-Libris blog.


Vanessa Gebbie said...

Fantastic to see what they are doing. Fingers crossed for White Road! (I left a message yesterday but maybe didnt press the right button!)