shining the spotlight on short story collections
This week saw two huge announcements in the short story book world – the winners of both the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the Edge Hill Prize for the best short story collection by an author from the British Isles. On Monday, it was announced that
English author David Constantine scooped the €25,000 Frank O’Connor Award for his collection, Tea at the Midland (Comma Press) , congratulations David! (You can read our interview with David which accompanied the review of his previous collection, The Sheiling.)
And tonight it was announced that Irish author Kevin Barry had scooped both the Edge Hill Readers’ Prize and the main £5000 Edge Hill Prize for his collection, Dark Lies the Island (Jonathan Cape)! (You can read our interview with Kevin which accompanied the review of his previous collection, There Are Little Kingdoms.)
Huge congratulations to both! Check out the longlists for these awards, great places to start looking for new stories to read.