Frank O’Connor Finalists at Beatrice

Two of the finalists for this year’s Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award have contributed guest essays to Beatrice: Yiyun Li, who wrote about V.S. Pritchett’s “You Make Your Own Life,” and Valerie Trueblood, who reflected on Eudora Welty’s The Golden Apples.

I’m hoping to get a few more of the finalists to join Li and Trueblood in the “Selling Shorts” series—I won’t say who just yet, because I don’t want to jinx anything—and we’ll see what happens between now and September 18, when the prize is awarded.

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17 July 2011 | housecleaning |