Prize Stories 1989, the O Henry Awards: The O. Henry Awards (Paperback)

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"Widely regarded as the nation's most prestigious awards for short fiction"--The Atlantic Monthly

The O. Henry Prize Stories 1989 gathers 20 of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines.

Stories include:
Ernest J. Finney "Peacocks" (first prize)
Joyce Carol Oates "House Hunting" (second prize)
Harriet Doerr "Edie: A Life" (third prize)
Jean Ross "The Sky Fading Upward to Yellow: A Footnote to Literary History"
Starkey Flythe, Jr. "CV10"
Alice Adams "After You've Gone"
Frances Sherwood "History"
Banning K. Lary "Death of a Duke"
T. Coraghessan Doyle "Sinking House"
Catherine Petroski "The Hit"
James Salter "American Express"
David Foster Wallace "Here and There"
Susan Minot "Ile Seche"
Millicent Dillon "Wrong Stories"
Charles Simmons "Clandestine Acts"
John Casey "Avid"
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison "To Be"
Rick Bass "The Watch"
Ellen Herman "Unstable Ground"
Charles Dickinson "Child in the Leaves.

About the Author

Born in 1919, William Abrahams published four successful novels and a number of poems before finding his true calling as an editor. He presided over the O. Henry Awards for more than 30 years starting in 1965. Abrahams also worked as the west coast editor of Atlantic Monthly Press and collaborated on nonfiction books with his partner, Peter Stansky. He passed away in 1998.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780385246347
ISBN-10: 038524634X
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: January 1st, 2001
Pages: 400
Language: English