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  • Published: 15 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9781101971116
  • Imprint: Doubleday US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $26.99
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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2016


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Twenty unforgettable stories—the best of the year—by celebrated writers as well as new and emerging voices.

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2016 contains twenty prize-winning stories chosen from thousands published in literary magazines over the previous year. The winning stories range in setting from Japan at the outset of World War II to a remote cabin in the woods of Wyoming, and the characters that inhabit them range from a misanthropic survivor of an apocalyptic flood to a unicorn hidden in a suburban house. Whether fantastical or realistic, gothic or lyrical, the stories here are uniformly breathtaking. They are accompanied by essays from the eminent jurors on their favorites, observations from the winning writers on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines.

  • Pub date: 15 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9781101971116
  • Imprint: Doubleday US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Author

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 (threetime 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. Ursula LeGuin is the author of The Left Hand of Darkness. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Charles D'Ambrosio is the author of The Dead Fish Museum. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Lily Tuck's most recent work is The News from Paraguay, which won the National Book Award . She lives in New York City and Maine.

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