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Longlists, Shortlists, and the Excitement of Writing

I first came across the term “shortlisted” when I was casted in my University’s production of “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh. The main character, Katurian, is a writer and when he was a young boy he was shortlisted in a writing competition. No one in the cast was quite sure what the word meant, and even after my director told us he was contemplating using a different word in this production so that the audience would understand.