The O. Henry Awards
Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385493581, 464pp.
Publication Date: September 13, 1999
Edited and with an introduction by Larry Dark
1999 Top-Prize Selection Jury: Sherman Alexie, Stephen King, Lorrie Moore
Established in 1918 as a memorial to O.Henry, this esteemed annual collection has presented a remarkable collection of stories over the years. Recently, Series Editor Larry Dark has incorporated some exciting changes: a magazine award, the eligibility of stories from Canadian magazines, a list of fifty Honorable Mention stories, an expanded listing of publications consulted, and a celebrity author top-prize jury.
Representing the very best in contemporary American and Canadian fiction, Prize Stories 1999: The O.Henry Awards is a superb collection of twenty inventive, full-bodied short stories brimming with life--proof of the continuing strength and variety of the genre.
High praise for Prize Stories 1998:
"Absorbing, often dazzling...It suggests a new and exciting direction not only for the series but also for the ongoing relevance and vibrancy of the American story." --The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Full of powerful performances." --Publishers Weekly