The nominees for this year’s Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award have been announced, revealing a record breaking longlist of 77 short story collections from 17 different countries.
Despite a €10,000 drop in the overall winner’s prize purse this year (down from €35,000 to €25,000), the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award remains one of the world’s richest literary prizes for the short story form. Open to short story collections published for the first time in English anywhere in the world between July 2011 and June 2012 (translations into English also qualify), the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award longlist for 2012 is as follows (links wherever possible, lead directly to the publisher’s product page for each collection. Note also, that the above cover images are also hyperlinked):
The shortlist for this year’s Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, which will be decided on by a jury of three (poet James Harpur, novelist and short story writer Mary Leland, and literary programmer and short story promoter Ann Luttrel), will be announced in June, with the overall winner being announced in July. The winner will also be required to attend the Cork International Short Story Festival in September, where he/she will receive their cheque.