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O’Callaghan longlisted for Edge Hill Short Story Prize

Amanda O’Callaghan has been longlisted for the UK’s £10,000 ($A17,900) Edge Hill Short Story Prize, for her collection This Taste of Silence (UQP).

O’Callaghan is one of 12 authors on the longlist. The other longlisted works are:

  • Salt Slow (Julia Armfield, Picador)
  • It’s Gone Dark over Bill’s Mother’s (Lisa Blower, Myriad Editions)
  • To the Volcano (Elleke Boehmer, Myriad Editions)
  • Paris Syndrome (Lucy Sweeney Byrne, Banshee Press)
  • This Paradise (Ruby Cowling, Boiler House Press)
  • What Are You Like (Shelley Day, Postbox Press)
  • Show Them a Good Time (Nicole Flattery, Bloomsbury)
  • Sudden Traveller (Sarah Hall, Faber)
  • Things We Say in the Dark (Kirsty Logan, Vintage)
  • Manchester Happened (Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Oneworld)
  • This Way to Departures (Linda Mannheim, Influx Press).

A shortlist for the award will be announced in September ahead of the winner’s announcement in November. The Edge Hill Prize is presented annually to a single-authored short story collection. For more information about the award, click here.


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