Burning Bright by Ron Rash won the €35,000 (US$45,740) Frank O'Connor award for a collection of short fiction, the Guardian reported.
Four debut collections are among the six books shortlisted for this year's €35,000 (US$49,310) Frank O'Connor short story award, the Guardian reported. The winner will be announced on September 20 as the culmination of Cork's annual Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival.
Frank O'Connor shortlist:
An Elegy for Easterly by Petina Gappah
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower
Ripples and Other Stories by Shih-Li Kow
Love Begins in Winter by Simon Van Booy
The Pleasant Light of Day by Philip O. Ceallaigh
Singularity by Charlotte Grimshaw