A Filipino is nominated for an international short story award

The prize? Over a million pesos.

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(SPOT.ph) Here's a bit of good news today. A Filipino has been nominated for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award!

 

 

Andrea Pasion-Flores is one of roughly 60 writers in the 2015 longlist for her work entitled For Love and Kisses. Her book is a collection of seven short stories on Filipinas of all ages and from different walks of life.

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The prestigious Frank O'Connor Award, named after the late author, is the "single biggest prize in the world" for a short story collection. It recognizes works from about 60 authors all over the world, with the list eventually narrowing down to five or six books. The winning author is awarded €25,000 (about P1.2 million).

 

The winner will be announced in mid-July.

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