The O. Henry Prize stories 2019 / chosen and with an introduction by Laura Furman ; with essays by jurors Lynn Freed, Elizabeth Strout, Lara Vapnyar on the stories they admire most
BOOK | Anchor Books | 2019. | 100th anniversary edition.
Available at Central (FIC O)
100th anniversary edition.
xxxviii, 457 pages ; 21 cm
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"An Anchor Books original, September 2019"--Title page verso.
The O. Henry Prize stories 2019 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from the thousands published in literary magazines over the previous year.
Introduction -- Funny little snake / Tessa Hadley -- Synchronicity / John Keeble -- No Spanish / Moira McCavana -- Girl of few seasons / Rachel Kondo -- Julia and Sunny / Sarah Shun-lien Bynum -- Unstuck / Stephanie Reents -- Mermaid river / Alexia Arthurs -- Bad girl / Valerie O'Riordan -- Aguacero / Patricia Engel -- Soma / Kenan Orhan -- Goodnight nobody / Sarah Hall / 610 North, 610 West / Bryan Washington -- Mr. Can'aan / Isabella Hammad -- Omakase / Weike Wang -- Prime / Caoilinn Hughes -- Slingshot / Souvankham Thammavongsa -- The shrew tree / Liza Ward -- Flowers for America / Doua Thao -- Lagomorph / Alexander MacLeod -- Maps and ledgers / John Edgar Wideman -- Reading the O. Henry Prize Stories -- Writing the O. Henry Prize stories -- Publications submitted -- Permissions.
The collection includes essays by the three guest jurors on their favorite stories, observations from the winning writers on what inspired them, and a comprehensive resource list of the many magazines and journals, both large and small, that publish short fiction.
Vapnyar, Lara, 1971-