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  • Published: 15 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780525436584
  • Imprint: Doubleday US
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $26.99
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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2018


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

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2018 contains twenty prize-winning stories chosen from thousands published in literary magazines over the previous year. The winning stories evoke lives both near and distant, in settings ranging from Afghanistan and Paraguay to Japan and Ireland, and feature an engaging array of characters, including a tale-spinning Chinese grandmother, disaffected teenagers, a deaf and blind man, an atomic test victim, and a medium who bears witness for the wronged dead. The uniformly breathtaking stories 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 2018
  • ISBN: 9780525436584
  • Imprint: Doubleday US
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • 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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