Mitchelstown Literary Society is pleased to announce the launch of the third William Trevor / Elizabeth Bowen International Short Story Competition.
The Society was founded to celebrate the lives and works of two of Ireland’s literary greats with Mitchelstown connections. The short story competition evolved as a natural adjunct to our annual literary festival and aims to provide a competitive outlet for new and emerging writers in the short story genre. The continued support of William Trevor includes sponsoring the very generous First Prize.
First Prize €3,000.00 Second Prize €500.00
There is an entry fee of 20.00 Euro per entry and the Closing Date for receipt of entries is last post on Friday, 5th April 2013.
"…this book is far more than a mesmerizing story about these figures and their painstakingly researched, powerfully recounted lives. Through their profiles, Boo quietly advances a compelling, critical analysis of globalization, institutional corruption, and international aid, forcing the reader to reckon with the human costs of India’s much-touted economic boom."
-From the Judges’ Citation; Eliza Griswold, Maya Jasanoff, and Edward Mendelson
From the Judges’ Citation: “The Grey Album is an ambitious, exhilarating, impassioned work of Black literary and cultural criticism, unlike any other—an inspired, sweeping book that deserves to be savored and celebrated.”
—2013 Judges Cyrus Cassells, Porochista Khakpour, and Tiphanie Yanique
From the Judges’ Citation: “White demonstrates a superb flair for comic timing and a seemingly unbounded linguistic inventiveness that by turns leaves us agog with admiration and has us convulsed in laughter. This is a translator’s translation—one to demonstrate just how very agile, resourceful and utterly delectable the best translators can be. White has done us an immeasurable service in bringing into English Thelen’s forgotten masterpiece, and in doing so with such consummate and delicious mastery.”
—2013 Judges Margaret Carson, Bill Johnston, and Alex Zucker