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Publisher Comments:

"A radiant reflection of contemporary fiction at its best, The O. Henry Prize Stories 2006 features stories from locales as diverse as Russia, Zimbabwe, and the rural American South. Series editor Laura Furman considered thousands of stories in hundreds of literary magazines before selecting the winners, which are accompanied here by short essays from each of the three eminent jurors on his or her favorite story, as well as observations from all twenty prize winners on what inspired them. Ranging in tone from arch humor to self-deluding obsessiveness to fairy-tale ingenuousness, these stories are a treasury of potential classics." — from the publisher.

Synopsis:

A new edition of the annual collection of short stories judged to be the best in America and Canada for 2005 presents an outstanding selection of short fiction, along with concise essays by the three judges on their favorite story, and commentary from the twenty prize winners. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

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

Old Boys, Old Girls

Edward P. Jones, The New Yorker

You Go When You Can No Longer Stay

Jackie Kay, Granta

Mule Killers

Lydia Peelle, Epoch

The Broad Estates of Death

Paula Fox, Harper’s Magazine

The Pelvis Series

Neela Vaswani, Epoch

Conceived

David Lawrence Morse, One Story

The Dressmaker’s Child

William Trevor, The New Yorker

Disquisition on Tears

Stephanie Reents, Epoch

Sault Ste. Marie

David Means, Harper’s Magazine

Unction

Karen Brown, The Georgia Review

’80s Lilies

Terese Svoboda, Indiana Review

Passion

Alice Munro, The New Yorker

The Center of the World

George Makana Clark, The Georgia Review

Wolves

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, Prairie Schooner

Girls I Know

Douglas Trevor, Epoch

The Plague of Doves

Louise Erdrich, The New Yorker

Famine

Xu Xi, Ploughshares

Puffed Rice and Meatballs

Lara Vapnyar, Zoetrope: All-Story

Letters in the Snow—for kind strangers and unborn children—for the ones lost and most beloved

Melanie Rae Thon, One Story

Window

Deborah Eisenberg, Tin House

Reading The O. Henry Prize Stories 2006

The Jurors on Their Favorites

Kevin Brockmeier on “Old Boys, Old Girls” by Edward P. Jones

Francine Prose on “Window” by Deborah Eisenberg

Colm Tóibín on “Passion” by Alice Munro

Writing The O. Henry Prize Stories 2006

The Authors on Their Work

Recommended Stories

Publications Submitted

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307488954
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Furman, Laura
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Anthologies-Annuals
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Anthologies-Prize Winning Literature
Publication Date:
20060509
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
361

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Product details 361 pages Anchor Books - English 9780307488954 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A new edition of the annual collection of short stories judged to be the best in America and Canada for 2005 presents an outstanding selection of short fiction, along with concise essays by the three judges on their favorite story, and commentary from the twenty prize winners. Original. 30,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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