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O. Henry Prize Stories 2008

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ISBN-10: 0307280349

ISBN-13: 9780307280343

Edition: N/A

Authors: Laura Furman, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, David Leavitt, David Means, David Means

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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 2008is studded with extraordinary settings and characters: a teenager in survivalist Alaska, the seed keeper of a doomed Chinese village, a young woman trying to save her life in a Ukrainian internet caf'233;. Also included are the winning writers' comments on what inspired them, a short essay from each of the three eminent jurors, and an extensive resource list of literary magazines.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Laura Furman's work has appeared inThe New Yorker,Vanity Fair,Ploughshares,The Yale Review, and other magazines. She is the founding editor of the highly regardedAmerican Short Fiction(three-time finalist for the American Magazine Award). A professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, she teaches in the graduate James A. Michener Center for writers. She lives in Austin.

David Leavitt's first collection of stories, "Family Dancing," was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award & the PEN/Faulkner Prize. "The Lost Language of Cranes" was made into a BBC film, & "While England Sleeps" was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize. Leavitt is also the author of "Equal Affections," "A Place I've Never Been," "Arkansas," & "The Page Turner." With Mark Mitchell, he coedited "The Penguin Book of Short Stories" & "The Pages Passed from Hand to Hand" & cowrote "Italian Pleasures." He is recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation & the National Endowment for the Arts. He divides his time between Italy and Florida.

DAVID MEANSwas born and raised in Michigan. His second collection of stories,Assorted Fire Events, earned the Los Angles Times Book Prize for fiction and a National Book Critics Circle nomination. His third book,The Secret Goldfish, received widespread critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize. Both books have been translated into eight languages. His fiction has appearedThe New Yorker,Harper’s Magazine,Esquire,Zoetrope,The Best American Short Stories,The Best American Mystery Stories,The O. Henry Prize Stories, and numerous other publications. He lives in Nyack, New York, and teaches at Vassar College.

Introduction Laura Furman, Series Editor A Composer and His Parakeets
Zoetrope Other People's Deaths
The New Yorker Village 113
Tin House A Change in Fashion Steven Millhauser
The Transitional Object
Boulevard On the Lake
Zoetrope Taiping
xconnect What Do You Want to Know For?
The American Scholar
The Necessity of Certain Behaviors
New England Review A Game of Cards
The Paris Review Touch
The New Yorker Every Move You Make
Granta Scenes from the Life of the Only Girl in Water Shield
The Threepenny Review
The Bullock Run
M�noa Prison
Tin House Bye-bye Natalia
� Deux
The New Yorker
The Little Boy
Harper's Magazine A Little History of Modern Music
Conjunctions Reading
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2008
Adichie on “Touch&#8221
David Leavitt on &#8220
What Do You Want to Know For?&#8221
David Means on “Folie � Deux&#8221
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2008
The Writers on Their Work Recommended Stories 2008 Publications Submitted Permissions