While I was on holiday, they announced the shortlist for this year’s Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Here is the list:

  • Young Skins, by Colin Barrett
  • All the Rage, by A.L. Kennedy
  • Redeployment, by Phil Klay
  • Leaving the Sea, by Ben Marcus
  • Bark, by Lorrie Moore
  • The Isle of Youth, by Laura Van Den Berg

While I have read (and we’ve covered) some of the stories in Moore’s and Marcus’s collections, I have not read any of these. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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