The 80th anniversary edition of "the nation's most prestigious awards for the short story."--The Atlantic Monthly
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 the top prizes. The result is a superb collection of twenty inventive, full-bodied stories representing the very best in American and Canadian fiction.
About Larry Dark
Larry Dark lives in Montclair, New Jersey. Dave Eggers is the editor of McSweeney’s and author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. He lives in northern California. Joyce Carol Oates is the author of several books, including novels, short story collections, drama, and nonfiction. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Colson Whitehead’s most recent novel is John Henry Days. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
High praise for Prize Stories 1999:
"Prize Stories is eerier, broodier, chancier, and ultimately more alive to the genre's exhilarating unpredictability [than The Best American Short Stories]."--Entertainment Weekly
"Interesting and unconventional."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer