O Henry Prize Stories
Edited by Laura Furman
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O Henry Prize Stories by Laura Furman
Book DescriptionSince its establishment in 1919, the O. Henry Prize stories collection has offered an exciting selection of the best stories published in hundreds of literary magazines every year. Such classic works of American literature as Ernest Hemingway's "The Killers "(1927); William Faulkner's "Barn Burning "(1939); Carson McCuller's "A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud "(1943); Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" (1949); J.D. Salinger's "For Esme with Love and Squalor "(1963); John Cheever's "The Country Husband" (1956); and Flannery O'Conner's "Everything that Rises Must Converge" (1963) all were O. Henry Prize stories. An accomplished new series editor--novelist and short story writer Laura Furman--has read more than a thousand stories to identify the 20 winners, each one a pleasure to read today, each one a potential classic. The O. Henry Prize Stories 2003 also contains brief essays from each of the three distinguished judges on their favorite story, and comments from the prize-winning writers on what inspired their stories. There is nothing like the ever rich, surprising, and original O. Henry collection for enjoying the contemporary short story. "The Thing in the Forest" A. S. Byatt "The Shell Collector" Anthony Doerr "Burn Your Maps" Robyn Jay Leff "Lush " Bradford Morrow "God's Goodness" Marjorie Kemper "Bleed Blue in Indonesia" Adam Desnoyers "The Story" Edith Pearlman "Swept Away" T. Coraghessan Boyle "Meanwhile" Ann Harleman "Three Days. A Month. More." Douglas Light "The High Road" Joan Silber "Election Eve" Evan S. Connell "Irish Girl" Tim Johnston "What Went Wrong" Tim O'Brien "The American Embassy" Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie "Kissing" William Kittredge "Sacred Statues" William Trevor "Two Words" Molly Giles "Fathers" Alice Munro "Train Dreams" Denis Johnson
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781400031313
(205mm x 130mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 26-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Laura Furman
O. Henry Prize Stories, Paperback (October 2015)
A perennial classic featuring the very best in contemporary short fiction by well-known and emerging writers alike, these stories push the boundaries of what fiction can show about the world.
Pen/O. Henry Prize Stories, Paperback (May 2012)
These are the 20 of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. Also included are essays from the jurors on their favorite stories, observations from the winners on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines.
Mother Who Stayed, Paperback / softback (February 2011)View all books by Laura Furman
Furman presents nine meticulously crafted stories that contemplate and celebrate the domestic life of several generations of mothers and would-be mothers.
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Author Biography - Laura Furman
Laura Furman's work has appeared in "The New Yorker," "Vanity Fair," "Ploughshares," "The Yale Review," and other magazines. She is the founding editor of the highly regarded "American Short Fiction" (three-time finalist for the American Magazine Award). A professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, she teaches in the graduate James A. Michener Center for writers. She lives in Austin.
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