New Zealand writer Kirsty Gunn has been shortlisted for the world's richest short story prize.
Gunn, a New Zealander living in Britain, has published six works of fiction including novels and short story collections.
The Irish Times reports she is competing against three Americans, a Chilean and a Welsh author for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award worth €25,000 ($NZ40,000)
She is shortlisted for the short story collection Infidelities.
Last year, Colin Barrett won the prize for Young Skins.
The full shortlist:
- Refund by Karen E. Bender - Counterpoint Press US
- The Redemption of Galen Pike by Carys Davies - Salt Publishing UK
- Mr. Tall by Tony Earley - Little Brown US
- Infidelities by Kirsty Gunn - Faber UK
- Crow Fair by Thomas McGuane - Knopf US
- My Documents by Alejandro Zambra - Fitzcarraldo Press UK
- Refund by Karen E Bender (Counterpoint Press, US)