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PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011: The Best Stories of the Year


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The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011 contains twenty unforgettable stories selected from hundreds of literary magazines. The winning tales take place in such far-flung locales as Madagascar, Nantucket, a Midwestern meth lab, Antarctica, and a post-apocalyptic England, and feature a fascinating array of characters: aging jazzmen, avalanche researchers, a South African wild child, and a mute actor in silent films. 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.

Your Fate Hurtles Down at You

Jim Shepard

Diary of an Interesting Year

Helen Simpson


Judy Doenges


Kenneth Calhoun

The Restoration of the Villa Where Tibor Kálmán Once Lived

Tamas Dobozy


Lily Tuck

How to Leave Hialeah

Jennine Capó Crucet

The Junction

David Means

Pole, Pole

Susan Minot

Alamo Plaza

Brad Watson

The Black Square

Chris Adrian

Nothing of Consequence

Jane Delury

The Rules Are the Rules

Adam Foulds

The Vanishing American

Leslie Parry


Mark Slouka

Bed Death

Lori Ostlund


Brian Evenson


Lynn Freed

Never Come Back

Elizabeth Tallent

Something You Can’t Live Without

Matthew Neill Null

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.

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About the Author

Laura Furman, series editor of The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories since 2003, is the winner of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts for her fiction. The author of seven books, includingher recent story collection The Mother Who Stayed, she taught writing for many years at the University of Texas at Austin. She lives in Central Texas.

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The Best Stories of the Year
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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