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Established early in the last century as a memorial to 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 award top prizes. The result is a superb collection of seventeen inventive, full-bodied stories representing the very best in American and Canadian fiction. And in celebration of this distinguished literary form, Prize Stories 2001 a Special Award for Continuing Achievement is presented to Alice Munro.
FRED G. LEEBRON
The Love of My Life
JOYCE CAROL OATES
The Girl with the Blackened Eye
The Mourning Door
Zog-19: A Scientific Romance
At the Jim Bridger
Servants of the Map
"The prestigious O. Henry Awards collection proves that the American short story remains a vigorous and relevant genre in the hands of talented writers."—The Atlanta Journal Constitution
"There are things here to please everyone's appetite."—The Austin Chronicle