Three Blake Friedmann authors have been longlisted for the prestigious Frank O’Connor Short Story Prize Longlist. The international short story award in the memory of Frank O’Connor is the single biggest prize in the world for a collection of short stories. The shortlist will be decided towards the end of May and made public in early June.
Janice Galloway is longlisted for JELLYFISH, published by Freight Books in June, Pippa Goldschmidt for THE NEED FOR BETTER REGULATION OF OUTER SPACE, published by Freight Books this summer and Ivan Vladislavić for 101 DETECTIVES, published by Umuzi in South Africa and And Other Stories in the UK.
The 2015 Jury members for the award are Ladette Randolp, American novelist and editor-in-chief of Ploughshares, Clive Sinclair, British novelist, and Eibhear Walshe, Irish novelist and director of Creative Writing at the School of English, University College Cork.