Well blow me down! Shih-Li Kow has now been shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor Short Story Prize!
Four out of six collections nominated for this year's short stories award are by first-time writers, and bumped off the list are *gulp*some pretty big names including Kazuo Ishiguro and Ali Smith. (All the shortlisted writers are profiled here.)
Hope this opens all the doors for Shih-Li, including much deserved international publication.
My review of Ripples should be in Starmag this Sunday. (Been waitin' quite a while for it to come out ...)