Prize Stories 2001

The O. Henry Awards

By Larry Dark (Editor)
(Anchor, Paperback, 9780385498784, 464pp.)

Publication Date: August 28, 2001

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Paperback, Paperback

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Description

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




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.




Praise For Prize Stories 2001

"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

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

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