Singaporean, Nepalese and Indian writers long listed for the Frank O’Connor short story award

happybirthday_meghnaThe Frank O’Connor International Short Story award’s 2014 long list is out.

Among the dozens of writers on the long list are Nepal’s Prawin Adhikari, Singapore’s O Thiam Chin, Zhang YueRan and Amanda Lee Koe, India’s Ashwini Devare, Meghna Pant, Ashok Srinivasan and Ashish Kaul, and China’s May-Lay Tan. Kitaab congratulates all these long listed authors and wishes them the best.

The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize is worth €25,000 to the winning author of a collection of short stories published for the first time, in English anywhere in the world (selecteds, collecteds or books containing stories published in a previous volume of stories by the author will not be eligible). Translations are eligible.

Past winners of this award include Jhumpa Lahiri (2008), Miranda July (2007), Haruki Murakami (2006), and Yiyun Li(2005).

Here is the long list.