The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017
contains twenty breathtaking stories--by a vibrant mix of established and emerging writers--selected by the series editor from the thousands published in literary magazines over the previous year. The collection includes essays by the three eminent guest jurors on their favorite stories, observations from the winning writers on what inspired them, and a comprehensive resource list of the many magazines and journals, both large and small, that publish short fiction.
"Too Good To Be True," Michelle Huneven
"Something for a Young Woman," Genevieve Plunkett
"The Buddhist," Alan Rossi
"Garments," Tahmima Anam
"Protection," Paola Peroni
"Night Garden," Shruti Swamy
"A Cruelty," Kevin Barry
"Floating Garden," Mary La Chapelle
"The Trusted Traveler," Joseph O'Neill
"Blue Dot," Keith Eisner
"Lion," Wil Weitzel
"Paddle to Canada," Heather Monley
"A Small Sacrifice for an Enormous Happiness," Jai Chakrabarti
"The Bride and the Street Party," Kate Cayley
"Secret Lives of the Detainees," Amit Majmudar
"Glory," Lesley Nneka Arimah
"Mercedes Benz," Martha Cooley
"The Reason Is Because," Manuel Munoz
"The Family Whistle," Gerard Woodward
"Buttony," Fiona McFarlane
The jurors this year are David Bradley, Elizabeth McCracken, and Brad Watson.
For author interviews, photos, and more, go to www.ohenryprizestories.com.