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O. Henry Prize Stories 2005 (The O. Henry Prize Collection) (Paperback)
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The prestigious annual story anthology includes prize-winning stories selected by Cristina Garcia, Ann Patchett, and Richard Russo.
"Widely regarded as the nation's most prestigious awards for short fiction." —Atlantic Monthly
Continuing a century-long tradition of cutting-edge literary excellence, this edition contains twenty prizewinning stories chosen from the thousands published in magazines over the previous year.
THE WINNING STORIES:
Mudlavia Elizabeth Stuckey-French The Brief History of the Dead Kevin Brockmeier The Golden Era of Heartbreak Michael Parker The Hurt Man Wendell Berry The Tutor Nell Freudenberger Fantasy for Eleven Fingers Ben Fountain The High Divide Charles D’Ambrosio
Desolation Gail Jones A Rich Man Edward P. Jones Dues Dale Peck Speckle Trout Ron Rash Sphinxes Timothy Crouse Grace Paula Fox Snowbound Liza Ward Tea Nancy Reisman Christie Caitlin Macy Refuge in London Ruth Prawer Jhabvala The Drowned Woman Frances De Pontes Peebles The Card Trick Tessa Hadley What You Pawn I Will Redeem Sherman Alexie
About the Author
LAURA FURMAN, series editor of The O. Henry Prize Stories since 2003, is the winner of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts for her fiction. The author of several books, including the story collection The Mother Who Stayed, she taught writing for many years at the University of Texas at Austin. She lives in Central Texas.
“Widely regarded as the nation’s most prestigious awards for short fiction.” —The Atlantic Monthly