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Tuesday, September 25, 2007 2:54 pm
Miranda July Wins the Frank O’Connor
Posted by: Keir Graff

Apparently unsatisfied with a career as filmmakervideo star, website designer, and author–now she’s become an award-winning author as well. Richard Lea reports in the Guardian that Miranda July has won the Frank O’Connor for her collection No One Belongs Here More Than You (“Award-winning film-maker scoops short story prize“–what, not ”short-story”?).

Not only did she beat out Alice Munro (who didn’t even make the shortlist), she got to hear the judge say this: 

“The award has been won by a book of original genius,” he said, “a book which we believe will endure for a long time.”

Not a bad laurel to rest your head on at night.

Update: Backlash!

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One Response to “Miranda July Wins the Frank O’Connor”
  1. regan Says:

    I was just reading your entry on Miranda July. As of, well today, I’ve begun my own blog and written a review of her collection of short stories. would love for you to have a look if you get a chance.

    http://reganbrantley.blogspot.com/


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