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Frank O’Connor Longlist

I found out today that The Thing About Great White Sharks has been longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Award!  I’m still trying to come of grips with the fact that my book is on the same list as Margaret Atwood’s new story collection and Kelly Link’s amazing “Get in Trouble,” along with the work of many incredibly talented others, but I can tell you this–I am proud and excited to jostle elbows with these writers.  The full list of books under award consideration can be found at the link below (Diane Cook!  Richard Ford!  It just gets better!), along with more information about Frank O’Connor and the generous award itself:


It will be a few months until any information is released about the shortlist.  It’s a wild dream, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed . . .

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