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Edited by Laura FurmanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Laura Furman

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
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  • Publisher: Anchor
  • On Sale: January 4, 2005
  • Price: $14.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-4000-7654-3 (1-4000-7654-4)
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“Widely regarded as the nation's most prestigious awards for short fiction.” —The Atlantic Monthly

Prize Jury: Cristina Garcia, Ann Patchett, Richard Russo

Since its establishment eighty-five years ago, each volume of the O. Henry Prize Stories has offered an exciting selection of the best stories published in hundreds of literary magazines, giving readers an opportunity to sample the work of both established and new writers. The twenty stories chosen for this year's edition, dedicated to the master storyteller Anton Chekhov, are set in locales as varied as Western Australia and possibly, Heaven; and in vastly diverse ways, they share a preoccupation with community. Series editor has read thousands of stories to identify the winners, each one a pleasure to read today, each one a potential classic. The O. Henry Prize Stories 2005 also contains short essays from each of the three judges on their favorite story, as well as comments from all twenty prize winners on what inspired their stories.


Contents

Introduction
Laura Furman, Series Editor

MUDLAVIA
Elizabeth Stuckey-French, The Atlantic Monthly, September 2003

THE BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEAD
Kevin Brockmeier, The New Yorker, September 8, 2003

THE GOLDEN ERA OF HEARTBREAK
Michael Parker, The Oxford American, July/August 2003

THE HURT MAN
Wendell Berry, The Hudson Review, Autumn 2003

THE TUTOR.
Nell Freudenberger, Granta, Summer 2003

FANTASY FOR ELEVEN FINGERS
Ben Fountain, Southwest Review (88,1), 2003

THE HIGH DIVIDE
Charles D’Ambrosio, The New Yorker, February 3, 2003

DESOLATION
Gail Jones, The Kenyon Review, Winter 2003

A RICH MAN
Edward P. Jones, The New Yorker, August 4, 2003

DUES
Dale Peck, Threepenny Review, Fall 2003

SPECKLE TROUT
Ron Rash, The Kenyon Review, Spring 2003

SPHINXES
Timothy Crouse, Zoetrope, Spring 2003

GRACE
Paula Fox, Harper’s Magazine, June 2003

SNOWBOUND
Liza Ward, The Georgia Review, Fall 2003

TEA
Nancy Reisman, Michigan Quarterly Review, Winter 2003

CHRISTIE
Caitlin Macy, The New Yorker, March 10, 2003

REFUGE IN LONDON
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Zoetrope, Winter 2003

THE DROWNED WOMAN
Frances de Pontes Peebles, Indiana Review, Spring 2003

THE CARD TRICK
Tessa Hadley, The New Yorker, January 20, 2003

WHAT YOU PAWN I WILL REDEEM
Sherman Alexie, The New Yorker, April 26 and 28, 2003

READING THE O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES 2005
The Jurors on Their Favorites
Cristina García on “Refuge in London” by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ann Patchett on “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” by Sherman Alexie
Richard Russo on “Mudlavia” by Elizabeth Stuckey-French

WRITING THE O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES 2005
The Authors on Their Work

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