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.

 

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...


2007 selection

No One Belongs Here More Than You

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2007

by Miranda July

“These delightful stories do that essential-but-rare story thing: they surprise. They skip past the quotidian, the merely real, to the essential, and do so with a spirit of tenderness and wonder that is wholly...