The shortlist has been released for the 2007 William Trevor Short Story Prize, briefly renamed to the Trevor Bowen Prize, but apparently, from now on, to be known as the Mitchelstown Short Story Prize. William Trevor was not the judge in the end it seems, but Séamus Hosey of RTÉ. Well done to the shortlistees; hopefully this year they'll pick a winner for the €2000 and the laptop. They didn’t last year.
Steve Smithson London, Passing the Leek.
Ivy Bannister Dublin, Archaeology of the Soul.
Tanya Farrelly Dublin, By the River's Edge.
Philip Lumley Offaly, Small Voices.
Hester Casey Wickow, A Thing of Beauty.
Jo Campbell London, Staging Post
Rosalind Lloyd Wexford, Passing Time
Orla Shanaghy Waterford. Yesterday's Snow
Imelda Carroll Wexford, The Elephant in the Room
Richard Stevens Dublin, Rex
Mary O'Shea Cork, The Winter Visit
James Martyn Galway, Angelground
Orlaith O'Sullivan Dublin, Louisa and the Sea
Thalia Miller Dublin, The Blue Olive Tree
Alyn Fenn West Cork, The Wire Road.