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Publisher Comments:

Since its establishment in 1919, the O. Henry Prize stories collection has offered an exciting selection of the best stories published in hundreds of literary magazines every year. Such classic works of American literature as Ernest Hemingways The Killers (1927); William Faulkners Barn Burning (1939); Carson McCullers A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud (1943); Shirley Jacksons The Lottery (1949); J.D. Salingers For Esme with Love and Squalor (1963); John Cheevers The Country Husband (1956) ; and Flannery OConners Everything that Rises Must Converge (1963) all were O. Henry Prize stories.

An accomplished new series editor--novelist and short story writer Laura Furman--has read more than a thousand stories to identify the 20 winners, each one a pleasure to read today, each one a potential classic. The O. Henry Prize Stories 2003 also contains brief essays from each of the three distinguished judges on their favorite story, and comments from the prize-winning writers on what inspired their stories. There is nothing like the ever rich, surprising, and original O. Henry collection for enjoying the contemporary short story.

The Thing in the Forest A. S. Byatt

The Shell Collector Anthony Doerr

Burn Your Maps Robyn Jay Leff

Lush Bradford Morrow

Gods Goodness Marjorie Kemper

Bleed Blue in Indonesia Adam Desnoyers

The Story Edith Pearlman

Swept Away T. Coraghessan Boyle

Meanwhile Ann Harleman

Three Days. A Month. More. Douglas Light

The High Road Joan Silber

Election Eve Evan S. Connell

Irish Girl Tim Johnston

What Went Wrong Tim OBrien

The American Embassy Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Kissing William Kittredge

Sacred Statues William Trevor

Two Words Molly Giles

Fathers Alice Munro

Train Dreams Denis Johnson

Review:

"You get the sense that this latest volume...is a much better sampling of literature from a single year than usual. Overall, a highly talented lineup — and well worth the asking price." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Widely regarded as the nation's most prestigious awards for short fiction." The Atlantic Monthly

Synopsis:

Eighty-five year-old prize offering the best in short fiction.

Synopsis:

Contains brief essays from each of the three distinguished judges on their favourite story, and comments from the prize-winning writers on what inspired their stories. There is nothing like the ever-rich, surprising and original O Henry collection for enjoying the contemporary short story.

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

  1. The thing in the forest /A. S. Byatt
  2. The shell collector /Anthony Doerr
  3. Burn your maps /Robyn Joy Leff — Lush /Bradford Morrow
  4. God's goodness /Marjorie Kemper
  5. Bleed blue in Indonesia /Adam Desnoyers
  6. The story /Edith Pearlman
  7. Swept away /T. Coraghessan Boyle
  8. Meanwhile /Ann Harleman
  9. Three days. a month. more. /Douglas Light
  10. The high road /Joan Silber
  11. Election eve /Evan S. Connell
  12. Irish girl /Tim Johnston
  13. What went wrong /Tim O'Brien
  14. The American embassy /Chimamanda Nqozi Adichie
  15. Kissing /William Kittredge
  16. Sacred statues /William Trevor — Two words /Molly Giles
  17. Fathers /Alice Munro
  18. Train dreams /Denis Johnson.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400031313
Editor:
Furman, Laura
Prize Jury:
Diane Johnson
Editor:
Furman, Laura
Author:
Furman, Laura
Prize Jury:
Jennifer Egan
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Pen / O. Henry Prize Stories
Series Volume:
no. 03-009
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x .88 in 1 lb

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"Review" by , "Widely regarded as the nation's most prestigious awards for short fiction."
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"Synopsis" by , Contains brief essays from each of the three distinguished judges on their favourite story, and comments from the prize-winning writers on what inspired their stories. There is nothing like the ever-rich, surprising and original O Henry collection for enjoying the contemporary short story.
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