Tuesday, 31 May 2011

CORK RELEASES SHORT STORY LISTS - LONG AND 'SHORT'

 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!

8 comments:

Lory said...

Got a thank you note today from Danielle McLoughlin, on the William Trevor / Bowen longlist. She took a class from me and I helped her with the story she submitted. I'm so proud! (OK, I didn't write it...but still!)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

That's so sweet!

Sarah Hilary said...

Juno is so like you! Love the t-shirt, and her beautiful black-brown eyes.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Ah thank you, Sarah. The t-shirt is the biz, isn't it?!

pat jourdan said...

Really pleased to see Moya Roddy in the list.

Anna May said...

Juno is just delicious! And hip hip for Colm Toibin.....

Anna May x

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Cheers Anna May :)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Me too, Pat.