book cover   first prize
John Edgar Wideman
Introduced by Michael Cunningham

second prize
"The Man with the Lapdog"
Beth Lordan
Introduced by Pam Houston

third prize
"The Deacon"
Mary Gordon
Introduced by George Saunders

"Plains of Abraham"
Russell Banks

Judy Budnitz

"These Hands"
Kevin Brockmeier

"Salve Regina"
Melissa Pritchard

"The Smallest People Alive"
Keith Banner

"Bones of the Inner Ear"
Kiana Davenport

"The Fool's Proxy"
J. Robert Lennon

"He's at the Office"
Allan Gurganus

"The Gilgul of Park Avenue"
Nathan Englander

"Theories of Rain"
Andrea Barrett

Jeannette Bertles

John Biguenet

"The Gardens of Kyoto"
Kate Walbert

"Easy Pickings"
Tim Gautreaux

"The Beautiful Days"
Michael Byers

"Watch the Animals"
Alice Elliott Dark

Raymond Carver
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