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Winner: David Constantine's Tea at the Midland and Other Stories
The 2013 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award shortlist
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Winner: Nathan Englander's What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
Judges: James Harpur, Mary Leland & Anne Luttrell.
The 2012 Shortlist
|Dark Lies the Island by Kevin Barry||What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander||The Beautiful Indifference by Sarah Hall|
|Suddenly a Knock on the Door by Etgar Keret||The Trouble with Fire by Fiona Kidman||Happiness is a Chemical in the Brain by Lucia Perillo|
Judges: Alannah Hopkin, Thomas McCarthy, & Chris Power
|Gold Boy, Emerald Girl by Yiyun Li||Light Lifting by Alexander MacLeod||Saints and Sinners by Edna O'Brien|
|Death is Not an Option by Suzanne Rivecca||The Empty Family by Colm Tóibín||Marry or Burn by Valerie Trueblood|
Judges: Mary Morrissy, Nadine O'Regan, & Diana Reich
|Mattaponi Queen by Belle Boggs||
Wild Child by T.C. Boyle
If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black
|The Shieling by David Constantine||Burning Bright by Ron Rash||What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us by Laura Van Den Berg|
Judges: Lloren Foster, Milka Jankowska, & Vincent McDonnell
|An Elegy for Easterly by Petina Gappah||Singularity by Charlotte Grimshaw||Ripples and Other Stories by Shih-Li Kow|
|The Pleasant Light of Day by Philip Ó Ceallaigh||Everything Ravaged, Everything Burnedby Wells Tower||Love Begins in Winter by Simon Van Booy|
Judges: Eileen Battersby, Rosalind Porter & Liam Ronayne.
No shortlist was announced in 2008.
Read Guardian article 'Jhumpa Lahiri jumps the shortlist to the world's richest prize'.
Judges: Segun Afolabi, Rick Moody and Nuala Ní Chonchúir
|Opportunity by Charlotte Grimshaw||No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July||Missing Kissinger by Etgar Keret|
|The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue by Manuel Muñoz||Valentines by Olaf Olafsson||The Separate Heart by Simon Robson|
(Award shared with translators Jay Rubin & Philip Gabriel)
Judges: Claire Keegan, Maurice A. Lee, Toby Litt, Thomas McCarthy, and Silke Scheuermann
|Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami||Notes from a Turkish Whorehouse by Philip Ó Ceallaigh||The First Hurt by Rachel Sherman|
|In the Strange Gardens by Peter Stamm||The Darkness of Wallis Simpson by Rose Tremain||The Royal Ghosts by Samrat Upadhyay|
Judges: Desmond Hogan, James Lasdun, Mary Leland, Val McDermid, and Hansjörg Schertenleib
|Natasha and Other Stories by David Bezmozig||Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman||Corpus Christi by Bret Anthony Johnston|
|A Thousand Years
of Good Prayers
by Yiyun Li
|The Secret Goldfish by David Means||The Turning by Tim Winton|
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at the MLC
Southword Issue 29
Short Story Festival
Short Story Award
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