Rea Award for the Short Story
The Rea Award for the Short Story ( German: Rea Short Story Price ) is a literary prize, which is awarded every year since 1986 to a U.S. or Canadian author. The 30,000 U.S. dollars prize will not be awarded for a single work, but for significant contributions to the genre of the short story.
Background on the prize
The Rea Award is named after its founder died in 1996, Michael M. Rea, who has held leadership positions in real estate and broadcasting companies. In his spare time, he wrote short stories, collected editions, and worked as a curator, among others at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The award is made by a company founded by Rea Dungannon Foundation, which is named after his hometown in Northern Ireland. The winner is selected by an annually changing jury, which consists of three literary figures. It is not possible to apply for the award.