Friday, May 15, 2009

Shih-Li for Frank O'Connor

Congratulations to Shih-Li Kow and to Silverfish. Ripples has been longlisted for the Frank O'Connor Short Story prize (as Wena Poons Lions in Winter was last year).

The list is 57 strong (up from 38 last year) with most entries coming from the US and UK, and there are some pretty big names on there, including Chimananda Ngozi Adichie and Kazuo Ishiguro.

As The Short Review says :
... this is a wonderful move on the part of the organisers, giving much-needed publicity to many, many books not published by mainstream publishers but by small presses without teams of publicists ... . What is also wonderful is that "big" names are alongside newer writers, showcasing that the short story is not just the province of those who have yet to "graduate" to novels!

(Thanks Steven of Horizon Books for sending me the news and the links!)


Anonymous said...

ooh nice ... congrats to Shih-Li!


Anonymous said...

Lovely news -- big, big congrats to Shih-Li!

-- Preeta

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news. Congrats, Shih Li and Raman.

BorneoExpatWriter said...

Great news! Congrats, Shih-Li and Raman.

Anonymous said...

I have read and enjoyed Ripples.

I hope that she will produce further work in the near future.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Sharon. Hope you're having a lovely time. Thank you for posting this and for the kind comments from the rest. I consider myself lucky that they allowed such a long longlist. Shih-Li

katztales said...

Good to see you are back and blogging again. Missed you!

Note from Carrefour people you might find interesting:

Starting from May 28th Carrefour Subang Jaya will have a New Book Fair.

More that 10 000 books will be proposed at 5 RM.

These books include fiction (Asian, European and American author) and non-fiction (self development, sport, arts,...).