The O. Henry Prize Stories 2002

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Larry Dark
Anchor Books, 2002 - Fiction - 476 pages
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Established early in the last century as a memorial to the great American short story master 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 make the final selection. The result is a superb collection of inventive, full-bodied stories representing the very best in American and Canadian fiction.

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The first story in this volume is amazing, but I couldn't finish the rest. Read the volume from 1996 or the collection from 1996 titled American Voices: Best Short Fiction by Contemporary Authors instead.(11/02) Read full review

The O. Henry Awards prize stories, 2002

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The 2002 edition of this landmark work, which marks the farewell of innovative series editor Dark, offers 20 American and Canadian short stories selected by Dave Eggers, Joyce Carol Oates, and Colson ... Read full review



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Larry Dark lives in Montclair, New Jersey. Dave Eggers is the editor of McSweeney’s and author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. He lives in northern California. Joyce Carol Oates is the author of several books, including novels, short story collections, drama, and nonfiction. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Colson Whitehead’s most recent novel is John Henry Days. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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