Author's short story'Moon Dog' one of three stories shortlisted.
Rebecca F. John's short story 'Moon Dog' is one of three stories shortlisted for the PEN International/New Voices Award 2015. The award is designed to provide a space for young and unpublished writers to promote their work and encourage new writing in the countries where PEN operates. All candidates must be nominated by their local PEN centre and cannot submit entries directly.
The other shortlisted entrants are Lea Sauer (German PEN) and Sophie Prévost (PEN Québec).
The three-person shortlist will be heading to the 81st PEN International Congress in Quebec on 14th October where the winner will be announced and the award presented.
Rebecca's story 'Moon Dog' is included in her collection Clown's Shoes, available from Parthian in late October. The collection also includes 'The Glove Maker's Numbers', her Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2015 shortlisted story, and 'The Dog Track' as broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
Rebecca F. John grew up on the South Wales coast. She holds a BA in English and an MA in Creative Writing from Swansea University. She has been published in Parthian's Nu: Fiction & Stuff, and the Terry Hetherington Award anthologies Cheval 4 and 5. Her short story, ‘The Dog Track’, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013, and she was highly commended in the 2014 Manchester Fiction Prize. In 2015, her short story 'The Glove Maker's Numbers' was shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award and her short story 'Moon Dog', also in the collection, is currently shortlisted for the PEN International / New Voices Award 2015.
- Thursday 13 August 2015 15.21 GMT
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- RIAH, Swansea University