Monday, September 21, 2009

Book Talk Guest Simon Van Booy Wins the Frank O'Connor Award

British writer Simon Van Booy has won the 2009 Frank O'Connor Award for his second collection of short stories Love Begins in Winter. The O'Connor is the most lucrative short story prize in the world, worth 35,000 Euros. Previous winners include Haruki Murakami and Jumpa Lahiri. This is quite an honor, and Book Talk congratulates Simon and thanks him again for sharing Love Begins in Winter with us earlier this year. You can download his interview with Stephen Usery below.