Prize Stories 1999: The O. Henry Awards

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Larry Dark
Doubleday, 1999 - Fiction - 443 pages
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The seventy-ninth anniversary of this annual collection of short stories "widely regarded as the nation's most prestigious awards for short fiction." (The Atlantic Monthly).

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.

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User Review  - JamesMScott - LibraryThing

Solid collection. I read 12 of the 20 here. Some well known writers (Mary Gordon, John Barth, Carol Shields) and others obscure to me. Several I really liked, but two favorites to mention are "The ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Larry Dark is a graduate of Columbia University's M.F.A. creative writing program and the editor of four additional anthologies:Literary Outtakes, The Literary Ghost, The Literary Lover, andThe Literary Traveler. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

Sherman Alexie, a former O.Henry prizewinner, has most recently published a novel,Indian Killer, as well as a collection of short stories about Native American life entitledThe Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, which was the basis of the award-winning filmSmoke Signals.

Stephen King is the author of countless bestselling novels, including his latest chart buster,Bag of Bones. He was the 1996 O.Henry Awards top-prize winner. Lorrie Moore is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her work has appeared inThe New Yorker, Best American Short Stories, and won the top honor inPrize Stories 1998. She is the author of two novels and three short-story collections, including her latest,Birds of America.

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