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.