Davis, Selecky, and Livingston on Frank O’Connor longlist

April 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Three Canadians have made the longlist for the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award. Brian Joseph Davis was nominated for Ronald Reagan, My Father; Sarah Selecky for This Cake Is for the Party, and Billie Livingston for Greedy Little Eyes. Each author was recognized for a first collection; Davis and Livingston have been published previously, but this is Selecky’s debut. They are in good company, sharing the longlist with such heavyweights as T.C. Boyle, Sam Sheppard, and Richard Bausch.

The longlist will be whittled down to a half-dozen finalists in July and the winner will be announced in September.

The Frank O’Connor Award is sponsored by the Cork City Council. Previous recipients include Haruki Murakami, Simon Van Rooy, and Miranda July.