Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award 2013 longlist

The longlist for the 2013 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award was announced on Friday. In the running this year for the world's richest prize for a short story collection, is a globe-spanning field of seventy five authors. With thirty … [Read more...]

Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2013 longlist announced

The Edge Hill Short Story Prize longlist for 2013 has been announced, revealing a record entry for the UK's only prize for single-author collections of short stories published in the UK. Now running in its seventh year, the 2013 Edge Hill Short … [Read more...]

Junot Díaz wins Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award 2013

Dominican-American writer, Junot Díaz has been chosen as the winner of this year's Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award, for his story Miss Lora. Recently a finalist for The Story Prize for the same collection that his winning story is … [Read more...]

Longlist announced for Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013

The 2013 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize longlist has been announced, revealing a globe-spanning selection of sixteen translated titles which will be vying for this year's top prize of £10,000, which is uniquely shared equally between author and … [Read more...]

Essay ‘book bites’ for Monday 25th February 2013

"The resurrection of the essay is a mirage" - Adam Kirsch has penned a rather interesting piece over on the New Republic website on the perceived rising popularity of the personal essay. Focussing on those he terms the 'new essayists' i.e David … [Read more...]

Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award 2013 shortlist unveiled

The shortlist for this year's Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award has been announced, revealing a final selection of six stories which are as wide-ranging and eclectic as the authors themselves. Heading the shortlist this year is … [Read more...]

‘Book Bites’ for Wednesday 13th February 2013

Ginsberg snaps to The Beat - If you're a fan of the Beat Generation and you live in New York, then you might want to get yourself along to the NYU's Grey Art Gallery where there is an exhibition of photographs snapped by none other than Beat icon, … [Read more...]

‘Book Bites’ for Tuesday 12th February 2013

"72% of Japanese consumers don't want to try ebooks" - If you're a champion of the physical book, and you're feeling glum because it feels like ebooks are taking over the world, then you need to get yourself along to the CNN Tech website where a … [Read more...]

‘Book Bites’ for Monday 11th February 2013

Sylvia Plath reads Lady Lazurus - On this, the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath's death, the Open Culture website points to a 1962 BBC recording of Plath reading her poem, Lady Lazurus. The 50 most influential books by women? - On the Guardian … [Read more...]

Avril Joy wins inaugural Costa Short Story Award

[youtube width="590" height="332"]http://youtu.be/5rpPPXldRfM[/youtube] Bishop Auckland writer, Avril Joy has been revealed as the winner of the inaugural Costa Short Story Award, after her story Millie and Bird received the highest number of … [Read more...]