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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A collection of the twenty best contemporary short stories selected by series editor Laura Furman from hundreds of literary magazines, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2010 brings to life a dazzling array of subjects: a street orphan in Malaysia, a cowboy and his teenage bride, a Russian nanny in Manhattan, a nineteenth-century Nigerian widow, and political prisoners on a Greek island. Also included are essays from the eminent jurors on their favorite stories, observations from the winners on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines.

 

Them Old Cowboy Songs

Annie Proulx

 

Clothed, Female Figure

Kirstin Allio

 

The Headstrong Historian

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

Stand By Me

Wendell Berry

 

Sheep May Safely Graze

Jess Row

 

Birch Memorial

Preeta Samarasan

 

Visitation

Brad Watson

 

The Woman of the House

William Trevor

 

The Bridge

Daniel Alarcón

 

A Spoiled Man

Daniyal Mueenuddin

 

Oh, Death

James Lasdun

 

Fresco, Byzantine

Natalie Bakopoulos

 

The End of My Life in New York

Peter Cameron

 

Obit

Ted Sanders

 

The Lover

Damon Galgut

 

An East Egg Update

George Bradley

 

Into the Gorge

Ron Rash

 

Microstories

John Edgar Wideman

 

Some Women

Alice Munro

 

Making Good

Lore Segal

 

For author interviews, photos, and more, go to www.ohenryprizestories.com 

 

A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to support the PEN Readers & Writers Literary Outreach Program.

 

Synopsis:

The Best American Short Stories is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction. The 2012 edition is guest edited by Tom Perrotta.

Synopsis:

“As our vision becomes more global, our storytelling is stretching in many ways. Stories increasingly change point of view, switch location, and sometimes pack as much material as a short novel might,” writes guest editor Elizabeth Strout. “Its the variety of voices that most indicates the increasing confluence of cultures involved in making us who we are.” The Best American Short Stories 2013 presents an impressive diversity of writers who dexterously lead us into their corners of the world.

In “Miss Lora,” Junot Díaz masterfully puts us in the mind of a teenage boy who throws aside his better sense and pursues an intimate affair with a high school teacher. Sheila Kohler tackles innocence and abuse as a child wanders away from her mother, in thrall to a stranger she believes is the “Magic Man.” Kirstin Valdez Quades “Nemecia” depicts the after-effects of a secret, violent family trauma. Joan Wickershams “The Tunnel” is a tragic love story about a mothers declining health and her daughters helplessness as she struggles to balance her responsibility to her mother and her own desires. New author Callan Winks “Breatharians” unsettles the reader as a farm boy shoulders a grim chore in the wake of his parents estrangement.

“Elizabeth Strout was a wonderful reader, an author who knows well that the sound of ones writing is just as important as and indivisible from the content,” writes series editor Heidi Pitlor. “Here are twenty compellingly told, powerfully felt stories about urgent matters with profound consequences.”

Synopsis:

The Best American Series®

First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volumes series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

The Best American Short Stories 2012 includes

Nathan Englander, Mary Gaitskill, Roxane Gay, Jennifer Haigh,

Steven Millhauser, Alice Munro, Lawrence Osborne, Eric Puchner,

George Saunders, Kate Walbert, and others

 

About the Author

Laura Furman's work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, and other magazines. She is the founding editor of the highly regarded American Short Fiction (three-time finalist for the American Magazine Award). A professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, she teaches in the graduate James A. Michener Center for writers. She lives in Austin.

Table of Contents

Introduction      Laura Furman, Series Editor

Annie Proulx, “Them Old Cowboy Songs,” The New Yorker

Kirstin Allio, “Clothed, Female Figure,” Iowa Review

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “The Headstrong Historian,” The New Yorker

Wendell Berry, “Stand By Me,” Atlantic Monthly

Jess Row, “Sheep May Safely Graze,” Threepenny Review

Preeta Samarasan, “Birch Memorial,” A Public Space

Brad Watson, “Visitation,” The New Yorker

William Trevor, “The Woman of the House,” The New Yorker

Daniel Alarcón, “The Bridge,” Granta

Daniyal Mueenuddin, “A Spoiled Man," The New Yorker

James Lasdun, “Oh, Death,” Paris Review

Natalie Bakopoulos, “Fresco, Byzantine,” Tin House

Peter Cameron, “The End of My Life in New York,” Subtropics

Ted Sanders, “Obit,” Indiana Review

Damon Galgut, “The Lover,” Paris Review

George Bradley, “An East Egg Update,” Yale Review

Ron Rash, “Into the Gorge,” Southern Review

John Edgar Wideman, “Microstories,” Harper’s Magazine

Alice Munro, “Some Women,” The New Yorker

Lore Segal, “Making Good," The American Scholar

 

Reading The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2010

The Jurors on Their Favorites:

Junot Díaz on “A Simple Man” by Daniyal Mueenuddin

Paula Fox on “Oh, Death” by James Lasdun

Yiyun Li on “The Woman of the House” by William Trevor

 

Writing The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2010

The Writers on Their Work

 

Recommended Stories 2010

Publications Submitted

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307472366
Author:
Furman, Laura
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Essay by:
Diaz, Junot
Essay by:
Fox, Paula
Essay:
Diaz, Junot
Essay:
Fox, Paula
Author:
Perrotta, Tom
Author:
Strout, Elizabeth
Author:
Pitlor, Heidi
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Best American R
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1.08 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,

The Best American Short Stories is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction. The 2012 edition is guest edited by Tom Perrotta.

"Synopsis" by ,
“As our vision becomes more global, our storytelling is stretching in many ways. Stories increasingly change point of view, switch location, and sometimes pack as much material as a short novel might,” writes guest editor Elizabeth Strout. “Its the variety of voices that most indicates the increasing confluence of cultures involved in making us who we are.” The Best American Short Stories 2013 presents an impressive diversity of writers who dexterously lead us into their corners of the world.

In “Miss Lora,” Junot Díaz masterfully puts us in the mind of a teenage boy who throws aside his better sense and pursues an intimate affair with a high school teacher. Sheila Kohler tackles innocence and abuse as a child wanders away from her mother, in thrall to a stranger she believes is the “Magic Man.” Kirstin Valdez Quades “Nemecia” depicts the after-effects of a secret, violent family trauma. Joan Wickershams “The Tunnel” is a tragic love story about a mothers declining health and her daughters helplessness as she struggles to balance her responsibility to her mother and her own desires. New author Callan Winks “Breatharians” unsettles the reader as a farm boy shoulders a grim chore in the wake of his parents estrangement.

“Elizabeth Strout was a wonderful reader, an author who knows well that the sound of ones writing is just as important as and indivisible from the content,” writes series editor Heidi Pitlor. “Here are twenty compellingly told, powerfully felt stories about urgent matters with profound consequences.”

"Synopsis" by , The Best American Series®

First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volumes series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

The Best American Short Stories 2012 includes

Nathan Englander, Mary Gaitskill, Roxane Gay, Jennifer Haigh,

Steven Millhauser, Alice Munro, Lawrence Osborne, Eric Puchner,

George Saunders, Kate Walbert, and others

 

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