The Frank O'Connor Short Story Prize, one of the most prestigious in the short story world, with an annual award of 35,000 euros to an author of a short story collection, has just announced their 2007 longlist. Congratulations to all the authors below, a wonderful achievement. I am delighted to say that many of the authors whose books are longlisted have been reviewed by The Short Review, or are in the process of being reviewed, so do go and check out the reviews (links below) and find one or two you might like to read.
THE LONGLIST FOR THE 2008 FRANK O'CONNOR SHORT STORY PRIZE
IRELAND (5 authors)
BRITAIN (14 authors including 8 authors from Salt Publishing)
AUSTRALIA (4 authors)
NEW ZEALAND (4 authors)
USA (8 authors)