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Encyclopedia > Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

The Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction is an annual prize awarded by the University of Georgia Press named in honor of the American short story writer and novelist Flannery O'Connor. Located 60 miles northeast of Atlanta in Athens, Georgia, the University of Georgia was the first state-chartered university in the United States, making it the birthplace of the American system of public higher education. ... Mary Flannery OConnor ( March 25, 1925– August 3, 1964) was an American author. ...

Established in 1982 to encourage young writers by bringing their work to the attention of readers and reviewers, it has since become a significant proving ground for newcomers. 1982 is a number and represents a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar Events January-February January 6 - William Bonin is convicted of being the freeway killer. January 8 - AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions January 11 - Mark Thatcher, son of the British...

It is awarded annually to two winners for a collection of short stories or novellas. Authors of winning manuscripts receive a cash award of US$1000, and their collections are subsequently published under a standard contract. This article is in need of attention. ... A novella is a short, narrative, prose fiction work. ...

The Press occasionally selects more than two winners.

See also: List of American literary awards A list of famous prizes, medals, and awards including cups, trophies, bowls, badges, state decorations etc. ...



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