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
Diary of an Interesting Year
The Restoration of the Villa Where Tibor Kálmán Once Lived
How to Leave Hialeah
Jennine Capó Crucet
The Black Square
Nothing of Consequence
The Rules Are the Rules
The Vanishing American
Never Come Back
Something You Can’t Live Without
Matthew Neill Null
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It opens seemingly as a war story about a British soldier who served in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, but then becomes possibly a ghost story or something else.Jul 02 2009 | Read Full Review of PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 20...
Named after the famous author whose best known stories include “The Gift of the Magi" and "The Ransom of Red Chief," The O.Jan 01 2013 | Read Full Review of PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 20...
Henry Prize Stories is fascinating, with the authors of each story adding a page or two about their stories and how the stories came to be.Apr 19 2011 | Read Full Review of PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 20...
By ISABEL NATHANIEL / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News Isabel Nathaniel is the author of The Dominion of Lights, which won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for best book of poetry.Jun 13 2010 | Read Full Review of PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 20...
Lynn Freed reminds me why she remains my favorite writer of short stories with “Sunshine,” a strange piece charged with sexuality and violence about a sadist who comes to possess a feral young girl.Oct 04 2011 | Read Full Review of PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 20...
Not Yet AUTHOR WEBSITE: Laura Furman EXTRAS: Editor’s Notes and other information on this prize MORE ON MOSTLYFICTION: Another short story collection:The Story Behind the Story edited by Peter Turchi and Andrea Barrett Previous Story Collections in this series: O’Henry Prize Stories 2...Apr 20 2010 | Read Full Review of PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 20...
That other person can measure a story against the standards and her definition of the short story, and she can be confident that if the story fits, all is well.May 09 2011 | Read Full Review of PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 20...
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