About the festival:

The Munster Literature Centre

 

In 2000, the Munster Literature Centre organised the first Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival, an event dedicated to the celebration of the short story and named for one of Cork's most beloved authors. The festival showcases readings, literary forums and workshops. Following continued growth and additional funding, the Cork City - Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award was introduced in 2005, coinciding with Cork's designation as that year's European Capital of Culture. The award was recognised as the single biggest prize for a short story collection in the world. While the O'Connor Award was discontinued in 2016, the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Fellowship was introduced in its place. The Fellowship aims to bring a talented and accomplished international writer to Cork in order to present fresh learning opportunities to local writers, bringing new energy to the local literary scene.

In 2002, the Munster Literature Centre introduced the Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Prize, an annual short story competition dedicated to one of Ireland's most accomplished story writers and theorists. This too is presented during the short story festival. The centre also hosts the Cork Spring Poetry Festival each year.

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Cork International Short Story Festival Media Coverage

 

Munster Literature Centre

 

Articles & blogs to come as the 2016 festival approaches.

 

04 March 2016

'New Format for the Frank O'Connor Short Story Prize' (The Irish Examiner)

 

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Media Coverage from the 2015 Festival:

 

Cork International Short Story Festival : 22 - 26 September, 2015 from Culturefox.tv on Vimeo.

 

 

Newspapers & Magazines

 

Frank O'Connor Short Story Competition coverage

"City author receives accolade for short story collection." (Lancaster Guardian, 09.07.15)

"Literary listings: Frank O'Connor Award winner announced." (Irish Times, 09.07.15)

"Novel short story writer Carys Davies triumphs." (Irish Examiner, 09.07.15)

"Twitter celebrates Carys Davies' Prize as Part of Grey Backlash." (Entertainment Weekly, 08.07.15)

"Carys Davies wins Frank O'Connor short story award." (Irish Times, 08.07.15)

"Frank O'Connor award won by 'truly original' stories of Carys Davies." (The Guardian, 08.07.15)

"The six authors in the mix for Frank O'Connor award" (Irish Times, 07.07.15)

"Chasing the elusive literary prize" (The Straits Times, 07.07.15; AsiaOne20, 8.07.15)

New Zealand author's shortlisting announced in The Herald (04.07.15)

Frank O'Connor award cited a sign of the "health of the genre worldwide". (Irish Times, 27.06.15)

"Shortlist revealed for €25,000 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. (Irish Times, 05.06.15)

Canadian longlisted authors announced in the Winnipeg Free Press. (09.05.15)

"Ninety books on €25,000 Frank O'Connor longlist" (Irish Times, 29.4.15

"Mauzo's book in the running for international award" (The Times of India, 5.5.15)

"Mary Costello on the twinkle in Edna OBrien's eye" (Irish Times, 5.5.15)

 

Cork International Short Story Festival coverage

"Word for Word: A happy ending for the short story." (Irish Times, 04.07.15)

 

 

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News & Literary Websites

 

Cork International Short Story Festival coverage

"Launch of Paul O'Reilly's Short Stories" (RTE News, 11.06.15)

 

Frank O'Connor Short Story Competition coverage

"Frank O'Connor Award Shortlistee Alejandro Zambra Returns to Granta" (The Bookseller, 27.07.15)

"Salt's Davies wins Frank O'Connor award." (The Bookseller, 08.07.15)

American writer Nicole Haroutunian's longlisting announced. (The Spokesman-Review, 28.06.15)

"Luck of the Irish: Bender nominated for story award" (StarNews Online, 05.06.15)

"Shortlist released for richest short story prize" (RTE News, 04.06.15)

"Four South Africans on the Longlist for the 2015 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award" (Books Live, 29.4.15)

"Mauzo's 'Teresa's Man and Other Stories from Goa' listed for Frank O'Connor award" (Goacom, 4.5.15)

"Meet the four books from India in the €25,000-Frank O'Connor Short Story Award longlist" (Scroll.in, 5.5.15)

 

 

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Blogs

 

Festival events & workshops coverage

Paul McVeigh promotes his forthcoming event with Kirsty Gunn and Claire Keegan at paulmcveighwriter.com

 

Frank O'Connor Short Story Competition coverage

More to come.

 

Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition coverage

More to come.

 

 

 

 

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