The Shortlist for the 2013 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award consists of six titles.
1) Tea at the Midland and other stories – David Constantine – Comma Press, UK
2) Siege 13 – Tamas Dobozy – Milkweed Editions, USA/ Thomas Allen, Canada
3) Black Vodka – Deborah Levy – & Other Stories, UK
4) Black Dahlia & White Rose – Joyce Carol Oates – Harpercollins, USA
5) We’re Flying - Peter Stamm – Granta, UK/ Other Press LLC
6) Battleborn - Claire Vaye Watkins – Granta UK/Riverhead Books USA
The winning book will be announced in the first week of July and the author will come to Cork to read and receive their award at the culmination of the Cork International Short Story Festival in September www.corkshortstory.net
The full longlist can be accessed here.
This year Cork City Council is joined by the Boole Library and the School of English, University College Cork as co-sponsors of the award. Both Cork City Council and the Arts Council of Ireland are also main funders of the Cork International Short Story Festival. We welcome University College Cork’s new involvement which enables us to maintain the festival and award at last year’s standard during this seriously challenging age of financial austerity.
The jury this year consists of non-voting chairman, Patrick Cotter, poet and Artistic Director of the Munster Literature Centre; John F. Deane, poet, publisher and short-story writer; Cathy Galvin, former deputy editor of The Sunday Times and founder of the Sunday Times Short Story Award and curator of the Word Factory in London; Brigid Hughes, former executive editor of The Paris Review and publisher/editor of A Public Space. More about the jury here.