This prestigious international award is the single biggest prize in the world for a collection of short stories. It is hoped the Award, for a complete collection of previously unpublished stories in a book collection, will play a significant role in establishing parity of esteem for the short story collection alongside the novel. €25,000 is awarded to the winning author of a collection of short stories published for the first time, in English anywhere in the world.
Other Canadian authors on the longlist include Lynn Coady, Cynthia Flood, Jack Thiessen, and Kathy Page.
Complete listing of longlisted authors available here.