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Publisher Comments:

Featuring stories selected from thousands published in literary magazines, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009 is studded with great writers such as Junot Diaz, Nadine Gordimer, Ha Jin, and Paul Theroux, as well as new voices. The winning stories feature locales as diverse as post-war Vietnam, a retirement community in Cape Town, South Africa, an Egyptian desert village, and a permanently darkened New York City; the dizzying range of characters include a Russian mail-order bride in Finland, a rebellious Dominican girl in New Jersey, and a hallucinating British Gulf War veteran. The stories are accompanied by essays from the eminent jurors on their favorites, observations from the twenty winners on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines.

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:

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

 

Synopsis:

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 2009 features unforgettable tales in settings as diverse as post-war Vietnam, a luxurious seaside development in Cape Town, an Egyptian desert village, and a permanently darkened New York City. 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.

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

•Graham Joyce,“An Ordinary Soldier of the Queen”

•Kristen Sundberg Lunstrum, “The Nursery”

•E. V. Slate, “Purple Bamboo Park”

•John Burnside, “The Bell Ringer”

•Mohan Sikka, “Uncle Musto Takes a Mistress”

•L. E. Miller, “Kind”

•Alistair Morgan, “Icebergs”

•Roger Nash, “The Camera and the Cobra”

•Manuel Muñoz, “Tell Him about Brother John”

•Caitlin Horrocks,“This Is Not Your City”

•Ha Jin,“The House behind a Weeping Cherry”

•Paul Theroux, “Twenty-two Stories”

•Judy Troy,“The Order of Things”

•Nadine Gordimer, “A Beneficiary”

•Viet Dinh, “Substitutes”

•Karen Brown, “Isabels Daughter”

•Marisa Silver,“The Visitor”

•Paul Yoon, “And We Will Be Here”

•Andrew Sean Greer, “Darkness”

•Junot Díaz, “Wildwood”

Reading The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009

The Jurors on Their Favorites

A. S. Byatt on “An Ordinary Soldier of the Queen” by Graham Joyce

Anthony Doerr on “Wildwood” by Junot Díaz

Tim OBrien on “An Ordinary Soldier of the Queen” by Graham Joyce

Writing The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009

The Writers on Their Work

Recommended Stories 2009

Publications Submitted

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307280350
Author:
Furman, Laura
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Essay by:
BYATT, A.S.
Essay by:
Doerr, Anthony
Essay:
BYATT, A.S.
Essay:
Doerr, Anthony
Author:
Perrotta, Tom
Author:
Pitlor, Heidi
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Best American R
Publication Date:
20091231
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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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 , 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

 

"Synopsis" by , 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 2009 features unforgettable tales in settings as diverse as post-war Vietnam, a luxurious seaside development in Cape Town, an Egyptian desert village, and a permanently darkened New York City. 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.
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