Saturday, July 09, 2011

Light Lifting Makes O'Connor Prize Shortlist

The Irish Times announced this morning the shortlist for The Frank O'Connor International short Story Award, and Alexander MacLeod's Light Lifting has made the shortlist of six. He's among pretty heady company: Yiyun Li, the first winner of the 35,000 pound prize, nominated a second time for Gold Boy, Emerald Girl; Saints and Sinners, by Edna O'Brien; Death is Not an Option, by Suzanne Rivecca; The Empty Family, by Colm Toibin; and Marry or Burn, by Valerie Trueblood.

Alex will be flying to Ireland to participate in the festival, where the winner will be announced September 18th.



M. Blouin said...


H. L. Banks said...

A talented writer who deserves the nomination.