Prize Stories 1998: The O. Henry Awards

Prize Stories 1998: The O. Henry Awards


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Established in 1918 as a memorial to O. Henry, this annual literary tradition has presented a remarkable offering of stories over its seventy-seven-year history. O. Henry first-prize winners have included Dorothy Parker, William Faulkner, Truman Capote, John Cheever, John Updike, and Cynthia Ozick, as well as some lesser-known writers such as Alison Baker and Cornelia Nixon. Many talented writers who were unknown when first chosen for an O. Henry Award later went on to become seminal voices of contemporary American fiction. Representative of the very best in contemporary American fiction, these are varied, full-bodied fictional creations brimming with life--proof of the continuing strength and variety of the American short story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385489584
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/15/1998
Series: Prize Stories Series
Pages: 468
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Larry Dark has been the director of the Story Prize, an award focused on short story collections, since its foundation in 2004. He served as series editor of the O. Henry Awards for five years, between 1997 and 2002. He has also edited and introduced several other literary anthologies.

Table of Contents

People Like that are the Only People Here: First Prize (The New Yorker, January 27, 1997)1
The Knife Thrower: Second Prize (Harper's Magazine, March 1997)35
The Children Stay: Third Prize (The New Yorker, December 22 & 29, 1997)51
Flower Children: (Ploughshares, Vol. 23, Nos. 2 & 3)79
Two Brothers: (Dominion Review, Volume XV)90
Winky: (The New Yorker, July 28, 1997)114
Me and My Enemy: (The Virginia Quarterly Review, Vol. 73, No. 4)129
Tarantula: (Zoetrope: All-Story, Vol. 1, No. 1)144
Gare Du Nord: (Harper's Magazine, August 1997)175
Eating Dirt: (New England Review, Vol. 18, No. 2)187
Relief: (The Paris Review, No. 141)201
Boot: (Story, Spring 1997)213
Crimson: (Manoa, Vol. 9, No. 2)235
Movietone: Detour: (Fourteen Hills, Vol. 3, No. 2)255
Cosmopolitan: (The Atlantic Monthly, January 1997)273
Ashes: (Epoch, Vol. 46, No. 2)297
The Myths of Bears: (The Southern Review, Vol. 33, No. 1)321
Satan: Hijacker of a Planet: (The Atlantic Monthly, August 1997)357
The Chimpanzees of Wyoming Territory: (Alaska Quarterly Review, Vol. 15, Nos. 3 & 4)368
Brokeback Mountain: (The New Yorker, October 13, 1997)380
Contributors' Notes407
50 Honorable Mention Stories417
1998 Magazine Award: The New Yorker424
Magazines Consulted425

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