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Davies wins Frank O’Connor Short Story Award

Welsh author Carys Davies has won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award—the world’s richest prize for a short-story collection, reports the Guardian. Davies won the €25,000 (A$37,312) prize for her second collection The Redemption of Galen Pike (Salt Publishing). Judge Éibhear Walshe described it as ‘a truly original and striking collection, full of funny, keenly observed stories replete with twists and turns that surprise’. Award director Patrick Cotter also praised Davies’ publisher Salt Publishing: ‘a small independent, gritty publisher which has been dedicated to the short story for over a decade, often publishing more short story titles in a year than the imprints of major international conglomerates’. The prize will be presented to Davies at the closing of the Cork International Short Story Festival in September. For more information, visit the website here.



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