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Alice Munro Longlisted for World's Richest Short Story Collection Prize

Tuesday, May 01, 2007 at 12:33pm

The Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, a €35,000 prize, is open to any book published in English for the first time between October 2006 and September 2007. In addition to Munro, Canadian J.M. Villaverde also made the long list.

The full list of 34 names include 9 American, 6 Irish, 6 British, 5 Australian, 2 Canadian authors. New Zealand, Bulgaria, Iceland, Montserrat, Isreal and Kenya each have one author nomination.

American author Rick Moody, Kenyan author Segun Afolabi and Irish author Nuala Ní Chonchúir are the jurors for this year's prize. They will announce the short list in mid-July and announce the winner at the close of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival which takes place in Cork, Ireland in September.

See the full list after the jump.

Article from the Guardian here.
Link to the prize's homepage here.
  1. Elizabeth MacDonald
    Ireland
    A House of Cards
  2. T. M. Collins
    Australia
    Until a Shrimp Learns to Whistle
  3. Joy Dettman
    Australia
    Diamonds in the Mud
  4. Charlotte Grimshaw
    New Zealand
    Opportunity
  5. E. A. Markham
    Montserrat
    At Home with Miss Vanesa
  6. Michael Parker
    USA
    Don’t Make Me Stop Now
  7. Manuel Muñoz
    USA
    The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue
  8. Tessa Hadley
    UK
    Sunstroke
  9. Simon Robson
    UK
    The Separate Heart
  10. Kevin Moffett
    USA
    Permanent Visitors
  11. Olaf Olafsson
    Iceland
    Valentines
  12. Mary Gordon
    USA
    The Stories of Mary Gordon
  13. Claire Keegan
    Ireland
    Walk The Blue Fields
  14. Margo Lanagan
    Australia
    Red Spikes
  15. Jay Merill
    UK
    Astral Bodies
  16. Chrissie Gittins
    UK
    Family Connections
  17. John Saul
    UK
    Call It Tender
  18. Ken N. Kamoche
    Kenya
    A Fragile Hope
  19. Matthew Licht
    USA
    The Moose Show
  20. Kevin Barry
    Ireland
    There Are Little Kingdoms
  21. J. M. Villaverde
    Canada
    Dance of The Suitors
  22. Alice Munro
    Canada
    The View from Castle Rock
  23. David Malouf
    Australia
    Every Move you Make
  24. Etgar Keret
    Israel
    Missing Kissinger
  25. Karen Russell
    USA
    St Lucy’s Home for Girls raised by Wolves
  26. Stephanie Green
    Australia
    Too Much, Too Soon
  27. Miranda July
    USA
    No One Belongs Here More Than You
  28. Toni Davidson
    UK
    The Gradual Gathering of Lust
  29. Micheál Ó Conghaile
    Ireland
    The Colours of Man and other stories
  30. Geraldine Mills
    Ireland
    The Weight of Feathers
  31. Georgi Gospodinov
    Bulgaria
    And Other Stories
  32. Jennifer S. Davis
    USA
    Our Former Lives in Art
  33. Jerry Stelmok
    USA
    Not Your Average Bear and Other Maine Stories
  34. John F. Deane
    Ireland
    The Heather Fields and Other Stories
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