The Sean O Faolain short story award shortlist has now been announced, and two of the writers are friends!
Michelle works in the Fiction Workhouse, and Julia Van Middlesworth won this year's Fish Short Story Prize and we met in Bantry in July!
We will meet again in a fortnight, as she is coming over to Cork from the USA for the Frank O Connor Festival.
(My two entries bombed... and there was me hoping to earn a wee bit towards the MPhil. Nothing for it. I will just have to go out and sell me body. Now, how many times does 10p go into £1,800???!)
Here's the whole shortlist:
Genine Lentine, San Francisco, USA
Anna May Mangan, Wembley, UK
Terese Svoboda, New York, USA
Elizabeth Costello, Dublin, Ireland
Cathy Sweeney, Bray, Ireland
Natalie Diaz, Surprise, AZ USA
Benjamin Arda Doty, Minneapolis, USA
Colm Keegan, Dublin, Ireland
Michelle Tandoc-Pichereau, Cotes C'Armor, France
Julia Van Middlesworth, New Jersey, USA