Smoked Meat longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award

by flambardblog

Congratulations to Rowena Macdonald whose debut short story collection, Smoked Meat, has been longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. The award is in honour of the great Cork writer and is the single biggest prize for short story collections in the world.

The  Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize is worth €25,000 to the winning author of a collection of short stories published for the first time, in English anywhere in the world, between July 2011 and June 2012 . . .It is hoped the Award, for a complete collection of previously unpublished stories in a book collection, will play a significant role in establishing parity of esteem for the short story collection alongside the novel.

The shortlist will be announced in June. You can download Smoked Meat straight to your e-reader from here, buy a hard copy from Inpress or track the book down in your nearest independent bookshop.