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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017



The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017 - Winning Stories

"Too Good to Be True"
Michelle Huneven
Harper's
Juror Favorite: David Bradley

"Something for a Young Woman"
Genevieve Plunkett
New England Review

"The Buddhist"
Alan Rossi
Granta

"Garments"
Tahmima Anam
Freeman's

"Protection"
Paola Peroni
The Common

"Night Garden"
Shruti Swamy
Prairie Schooner

"A Cruelty"
Kevin Barry
Five Points

"Floating Garden"
Mary LaChapelle
Salamander

"The Trusted Traveler"
Joseph O'Neill
Harper's

"Blue Dot"
Keith Eisner
Salamander

"Lion"
Wil Weitzel
Prairie Schooner

"Paddle to Canada"
Heather Monley
ZYZZYVA

"A Small Sacrifice for an Enormous Happiness"
Jai Chakrabarti
A Public Space

"The Bride and the Street Party"
Kate Cayley
PRISM international

"Secret Lives of the Detainees"
Amit Majmudar
The Kenyon Review
Juror Favorite: Elizabeth McCracken

"Glory"
Lesley Nneka Arimah
Harper's

"Mercedes Benz"
Martha Cooley
A Public Space

"The Reason Is Because"
Manuel Muñoz
American Short Fiction

"The Family Whistle"
Gerard Woodward
Zoetrope

"Buttony"
Fiona McFarlane
The New Yorker
Juror Favorite: Brad Watson