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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2016



The O. Henry Prize Stories 2016 - Winning Stories

"Irises"
Elizabeth Genovise
Cimarron Review
Juror Favorite: Lionel Shriver

"The Mongerji Letters"
Geetha Iyer
Orion

"Narrator"
Elizabeth Tallent
The Threepenny Review

"Bonus Baby"
Joe Donnelly
ZYZZYVA

"Divergence"
David H. Lynn
Glimmer Train

"A Simple Composition"
Shruti Swamy
Agni

"Storm Windows"
Charles Haverty
One Story

"Train to Harbin"
Asako Serizawa
The Hudson Review
Juror Favorite: Molly Antopol

"Dismemberment"
Wendell Berry
The Threepenny Review

"Exit Zero"
Marie-Helene Bertino
Epoch

"Cigarettes"
Sam Savage
The Paris Review

"Temples"
Adrienne Celt
Epoch

"Safety"
Lydia Fitzpatrick
One Story

"Bounty"
Diane Cook
Harper's

"A Single Deliberate Thing"
Zebbie Watson
The Threepenny Review

"The Crabapple Tree"
Robert Coover
The New Yorker

"Winter, 1965"
Frederic Tuten
Bomb
Juror Favorite: Peter Cameron

"They Were Awake"
Rebecca Evanhoe
Harper's

"Slumming"
Ottessa Moshfegh
The Paris Review

"Happiness"
Ron Carlson
Ecotone