Prize Stories 1992: The O. Henry Awards (Paperback)

The O. Henry Awards

By William Miller Abrahams

Anchor Books, 9780385421928, 396pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1992

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Description

"Widely regarded as the nation's most prestigious awards for short fiction"--The Atlantic Monthly

The O. Henry Prize Stories 1992 gathers 20 of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines.

Stories include:
Cynthia Ozick "Puttermesser Paired" (first prize)
Lucy Honig "English as a Second Language"
Tom McNeal "What Happened to Tully"
Amy Herrick "Pinocchio's Nose"
Murray Pomerance "Decor"
Joyce Carol Oates "Why Don't You Come Live With Me It's Time"
Mary Michael Wagner "Acts of Kindness"
Yolanda Barnes "Red Lipstick"
David Long "Blue Spruce"
Harriett Doerr "Way Stations"
Perri Klass "Dedication"
Daniel Meltzer "People"
Ken Chowder "With Seth in Tana Toraja"
Alice Adams "The Last Lovely City"
Frances Sherwood "Demiurges"
Antonya Nelson "The Control Group"
Millicent Dillon "Lost in L.A."
Kent Nelson "The Mine from Nicaragua"
Ann Packer "Babies"
Kate Braverman "Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta"

"What readers can put their trust in is the ability of William Abrahams . . . to amass a selection of the finest short stories published in America."--New York Times Book Review


About the Author

Born in 1919, William Abrahams published four successful novels and a number of poems before finding his true calling as an editor. He presided over the O. Henry Awards for more than 30 years starting in 1965. Abrahams also worked as the west coast editor of Atlantic Monthly Press and collaborated on nonfiction books with his partner, Peter Stansky. He passed away in 1998.
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