Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Shih-Li Makes it to Shortlist

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 ...)

12 comments:

Chet said...

Congratulations from me, too!

It's a good collection of stories - very Malaysian.

And she's in excellent company.

All the best to her!

At least this year, no "walk-over" for the final winner.

bibliobibuli said...

which i am so glad of because i hope to buy the shortlisted books ...

Amir Muhammad said...

Congratulations!
She also has a story in an upcoming anthology (ahem!) that will be published next month ;-)

bibliobibuli said...

great! invite her to readings Amir!

Jordan said...

Woo hoo! Congrats to Shih-Li!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Shih-Li! This is wonderful, wonderful news!
saras

BorneoExpatWriter said...

Great news! Congrats Shih-Li! This is awesome! All the best!

Kokyee said...

Since i first read her stories i knew she is a special writer. A real natural talent who works so hard to perfect her art. So proud of her!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. I was shocked and still am! Shih-Li

Anonymous said...

this is great news!

this will lead more people to m'sian & s.e. asian literature, i hope. and more of us to write!

-- burhan from scotland

bibliobibuli said...

i hope you are still writing Burhan! where's that novel? has maths dissolved your brain yet??

Anonymous said...

don't get mad, but i'm taking a 15 years sabbatical from writing literature to concentrate on philosophy and on proving theorems.

i am still reading, though -- and a lot of stuff by malaysian writers.

congrats again to shih-li and to Silverfish. the book should be listed on amazon asap.

-- burhan d'Alba