The O. Henry Awards
Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385498777, 432pp.
Publication Date: January 12, 1999
The 80th anniversary edition of "the nation's most prestigious awards for the short story."--"The Atlantic Monthly"
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 the top prizes. The result is a superb collection of twenty inventive, full-bodied stories representing the very best in American and Canadian fiction.
High praise for Prize Stories 1999:
"Prize Stories is eerier, broodier, chancier, and ultimately more alive to the genre's exhilarating unpredictability [than The Best American Short Stories]."--Entertainment Weekly
"Interesting and unconventional."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer