Juno in her short story T-shirt from Literary Threads
It's a day for short story longlists/shortlists. The Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award longlist has been announced, with four Irish writers on it - Ethel Rohan (see previous post!), Colm Tóibín, Galway writer Moya Roddy and Seán Mackel (see my interview with Seán here). Congrats, my fellow Irish folk!
There are also five Salt authors on the list, including my pals Tom Vowler and Vanessa Gebbie. I wish you all shortlist luck.
The Americans dominate as always with twenty six books. Another favourite of mine, former winner Yiyun Li is there again. Shortlist announced in July.
Also released today is the rather long shortlist for the William Trevor-Elizabeth Bowen Short Story Competition 2011 - there are 31 stories on the list, including one from my Peer Group fellow, Alan McMonagle. Go Alan!