Frank O'Connor Short Story Award

The Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award is an international literary award presented for the best short story collection. At €35,000 it claims to be the world's richest prize for a short story collection.[1] Each year, roughly sixty books are longlisted, with either four or six books shortlisted, the ultimate decision made by three judges.

 

2015 selection

The Redemption of Galen Pike

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2015

by Carys Davies

In a remote Australian settlement a young wife with an untellable secret reluctantly invites her neighbour into her home. A Quaker spinster offers companionship to a condemned man in a Colorado jail. In the...


2012 selection

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2012

by Nathan Englander

These eight new stories from the celebrated novelist and short-story writer Nathan Englander display a gifted young author grappling with the great questions of modern life, with a command of language and the...


2011 selection

Saints and Sinners: Stories

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2011

by Edna O'Brien

With her inimitable gift for describing the workings of the heart and mind, Edna O'Brien introduces us to a vivid new cast of restless, searching people who-whether in the Irish countryside or London or New...


2010 selection

Burning Bright: Stories

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2010

by Ron Rash

“A gorgeous, brutal writer.”

—Richard Price, New York Times bestselling author of Lush Life and Clockers

 

In Burning Bright, Pen/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Serena, Ron Rash,...


2009 selection

Love Begins in Winter

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2009

by Simon Van Booy

On the verge of giving up—anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives—Van Booy's characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories...


2008 selection

Unaccustomed Earth: Stories

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2008

by Jhumpa Lahiri

These eight stories by beloved and bestselling author Jhumpa Lahiri take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand, as they explore the secrets at the heart of family life. Here they enter the worlds...


2006 selection

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Kiriyama Prize for Fiction 2007, Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2006

by Haruki Murakami

From the bestselling author of Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle comes this superb collection of twenty-four stories that generously expresses Murakami’s mastery of the form. From the surreal...


2005 selection

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers: Stories

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2006, Guardian First Book Award 2006, Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2005

by Yiyun Li

Brilliant and original, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers introduces a remarkable new writer whose breathtaking stories are set in China and among Chinese Americans in the United States. In this rich, astonishing...