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Laura Furman

Laura Furman, series editor of The O. Henry Prize Stories since 2003, is the winner of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts for her fiction. The author of seven books, including her recent story collection The Mother Who Stayed, she taught writing for many years at the University of Texas at Austin. She lives in Central Texas.

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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013
Series edited by Laura Furman, Contribution by Lauren Groff, Edith Pearlman and Jim Shepard
Anchor | Trade Paperback | September 2013
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-80325-2 (0-345-80325-6)

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories take place in such far-flung locales as a gorgeous sailboat in Hong Kong, a Cuban sugar plantation, the Kenai River in Alaska, a mansion in... Read more






The O. Henry Prize Stories 2003
Edited by Laura Furman
Anchor | Trade Paperback | September 2003
$15.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3131-3 (1-4000-3131-1)

Since its establishment in 1919, the O. Henry Prize stories collection has offered an exciting selection of the best stories published in hundreds of literary magazines every year. Such classic works of American literature as Ernest Hemingway’s The Killers (1927); William Faulkner’s Barn Burning (1939); Carson McCuller’s A Tree. A Rock... Read more






O. Henry Prize Stories 2005
Edited by Laura Furman
Anchor | Trade Paperback | January 2005
$14.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7654-3 (1-4000-7654-4)

Mudlavia
Elizabeth Stuckey-French

The Brief History of the Dead
Kevin Brockmeier

The Golden Era of Heartbreak
Michael Parker

The Hurt Man
Wendell Berry

The Tutor
Nell Freudenberger

Fantasy for Eleven Fingers
Ben Fountain

The High Divide
Charles D’Ambrosio

Desolation
Gail Jones

A Rich Man
Edward P. Jones

Dues
Dale Peck

Speckle Trout
Ron Rash

Sphinxes
Timothy Crouse

Grace
Paula Fox

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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2006
Written by Laura Furman
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2006
$14.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9539-1 (1-4000-9539-5)

A radiant reflection of contemporary fiction at its best, The O. Henry Prize Stories 2006 features stories from locales as diverse as Russia, Zimbabwe, and the rural American South. Series editor Laura Furman considered thousands of stories in hundreds of literary magazines before selecting the winners, which are accompanied here by... Read more






The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014
Edited by Laura Furman
Anchor | Trade Paperback | September 2014
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-80731-1 (0-345-80731-6)

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories roam the world, from Nigeria to Venice, from an erupting volcano in Iceland to a brothel in the old Wild West. They feature a dazzling... Read more






O. Henry Prize Stories 2007
Edited by Laura Furman
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2007
$17.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27688-9 (0-307-27688-0)

An arresting collection of contemporary fiction at its best, these stories explore a vast range of subjects, from love and deception to war and the insidious power of class distinctions. However clearly spoken, in voices sophisticated, cunning, or na•ve, here is fiction that consistently defies our expectations. Selected from thousands of... Read more






O. Henry Prize Stories 2008
Edited by Laura Furman
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2008
$16.00/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-28034-3 (0-307-28034-9)

An annual collection of the twenty best contemporary short stories selected by series editor Laura Furman from hundreds of literary magazines, The O. Henry Prize Stories 2008 is studded with extraordinary settings and characters: a teenager in survivalist Alaska, the seed keeper of a doomed Chinese village, a young woman trying... Read more






PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009
Edited by Laura Furman
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2009
$15.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-307-28035-0 (0-307-28035-7)

A collection of the twenty best contemporary short stories selected by series editor Laura Furman from hundreds of literary magazines, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009 features unforgettable tales in settings as diverse as post-war Vietnam, a luxurious seaside development in Cape Town, an Egyptian desert village, and a permanently darkened... Read more






PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2010
Edited by Laura Furman
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2010
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-47236-6 (0-307-47236-1)

A collection of the twenty best contemporary short stories selected by series editor Laura Furman from hundreds of literary magazines, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2010 brings to life a dazzling array of subjects: a street orphan in Malaysia, a cowboy and his teenage bride, a Russian nanny in Manhattan, a... Read more






PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011
Edited by Laura Furman
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2011
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-47237-3 (0-307-47237-X)

The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011 contains twenty unforgettable stories selected from hundreds of literary magazines. The winning tales take place in such far-flung locales as Madagascar, Nantucket, a Midwestern meth lab, Antarctica, and a post-apocalyptic England, and feature a fascinating array of characters: aging jazzmen, avalanche researchers, a South African...

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The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012
Written by Laura Furman
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2012
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-94788-8 (0-307-94788-2)

The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. These remarkable stories explore the boundaries of the imagination in settings as various as an army training camp in China, the salt mines of Detroit, a divided Balkan... Read more





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