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Established early in the last century as a memorial to O. Henry, throughout its history this annual collection has consistently offered a remarkable sampling of contemporary short stories. Each year, stories are chosen from large and small literary magazines, and a panel of distinguished writers is enlisted to award top prizes. The result is a superb collection of seventeen inventive, full-bodied stories representing the very best in American and Canadian fiction. And in celebration of this distinguished literary form, Prize Stories 2001 a Special Award for Continuing Achievement is presented to Alice Munro.

FIRST PRIZE

MARY SWAN

The Deep

SECOND PRIZE

DAN CHAON

Big Me

THIRD PRIZE

ALICE MUNRO

Floating Bridge

FRED G. LEEBRON

That Winter

T.CORAGHESSAN BOYLE

The Love of My Life

JOYCE CAROL OATES

The Girl with the Blackened Eye

DAVID SCHICKLER

The Smoker

ANTONYA NELSON

Female Trouble

ELIZABETH GRAVER

The Mourning Door

PICKNEY BENEDICT

Zog-19: A Scientific Romance

RON CARLSON

At the Jim Bridger

LOUISE EDRICH

Revival Road

WILLIAM GAY

The Paperhanger

DALE PECK

Bliss

MURAD KALAM

Bow Down

GEORGE SAUNDERS

Pastoralia

ANDREA BARRETT

Servants of the Map

Review:

"The prestigious O. Henry Awards collection proves that the American short story remains a vigorous and relevant genre in the hands of talented writers." The Atlanta Journal Constitution

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"There are things here to please everyone's appetite." The Austin Chronicle

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

Review:

"In a collection boasting the wide range of writers and themes that has come to be expected of the O. Henry Awards, the biggest news might be the comeback of The New Yorker as magazine of the year. With only one story from the magazine making the cut last year, this time it boasts five of the winning selections and several more on the short list....As always, there will be debate about who should or should not have been included, but judges Mary Gordon, Michael Chabon, and Mona Simpson have proffered an engrossing collection proving that talent and imagination are alive and thriving in the American short story." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"For this year's collection — short fiction's version of the All-Star Team — editor Dark has reduced the number of stories from twenty to seventeen in order to include three lengthier pieces. Refreshingly, each of the three longer stories departs from current fiction's overly familiar 'middle-class quotidian' terrain....The inclusion of historical fiction — as well as wonderfully strange fare like Pinckney Benedict's 'Zog-19: A Scientific Romance,' about an alien made of iron and sentient gases who takes over the life and loves of a Seneca Valley farmer — keeps the volume various and interesting, despite a small handful of desultory pieces....A strong year for the series." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Larry Dark is the editor of four anthologies, Literary Outtakes, The Literary Ghost, The Literary Lover, and The Literary Traveler. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey. Michael Chabon is the author, most recently, of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. He lives in northern California. Mary Gordon is the author of Final Payments, The Company of Women and most recently the biography Joan of Arc. She is a professor of English at Barnard College. Mona Simpson is the author of Off Keck Road and Anywhere But Here. She is a professor at Bard College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385498784
Editor:
Dark, Larry
Prize Jurist:
Mary Gordon
Editor:
Dark, Larry
Author:
Dark, Larry
Prize Jurist:
Mona Simpson
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Pen / O. Henry Prize Stories
Series Volume:
3326
Publication Date:
September 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1 in 1.1938 lb

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"Review" by , "The prestigious O. Henry Awards collection proves that the American short story remains a vigorous and relevant genre in the hands of talented writers."
"Review" by , "There are things here to please everyone's appetite."
"Review" by , "Widely regarded as the nation's most prestigious awards for short fiction."
"Review" by , "In a collection boasting the wide range of writers and themes that has come to be expected of the O. Henry Awards, the biggest news might be the comeback of The New Yorker as magazine of the year. With only one story from the magazine making the cut last year, this time it boasts five of the winning selections and several more on the short list....As always, there will be debate about who should or should not have been included, but judges Mary Gordon, Michael Chabon, and Mona Simpson have proffered an engrossing collection proving that talent and imagination are alive and thriving in the American short story."
"Review" by , "For this year's collection — short fiction's version of the All-Star Team — editor Dark has reduced the number of stories from twenty to seventeen in order to include three lengthier pieces. Refreshingly, each of the three longer stories departs from current fiction's overly familiar 'middle-class quotidian' terrain....The inclusion of historical fiction — as well as wonderfully strange fare like Pinckney Benedict's 'Zog-19: A Scientific Romance,' about an alien made of iron and sentient gases who takes over the life and loves of a Seneca Valley farmer — keeps the volume various and interesting, despite a small handful of desultory pieces....A strong year for the series."
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