THE O. Henry Prize Stories 2007

Author: Laura Furman
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Category: Anthologies (non-poetry), Contemporary Fiction, Short Story Books
Book Format: Paperback

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 stories in hundreds of literary magazines, the twenty prize-winning stories are accompanied by essays from each of the three eminent jurors on which stories they judged the best, and observations from all twenty prizewinners on what inspired them.



The Room”

William Trevor



The Scent of Cinnamon”

Charles Lambert



Cherubs”

Justine Dymond



Galveston Bay, 1826”

Eddie Chuculate



The Gift of Years”

Vu Tran



The Diarist”

Richard McCann



War Buddies”

Joan Silber



Djamilla”

Tony D'Souza



In a Bear's Eye”

Yannick Murphy



Summer, with Twins”

Rebecca Curtis



Mudder Tongue”

Brian Evenson



Companion”

Sana Krasikov



A Stone House”

Bay Anapol



The Company of Men”

Jan Ellison



City Visit”

Adam Haslett



The Duchess of Albany”

Christine Schutt



A New Kind of Gravity”

Andrew Foster Altschul



Gringos”

Ariel Dorfman



El Ojo de Agua”

Susan Straight



The View from Castle Rock”

Alice Munro

Laura Furman's work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, and other magazines. She is the founding editor of the highly regarded American Short Fiction (threetime 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. Ursula LeGuin is the author of The Left Hand of Darkness. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Charles D'Ambrosio is the author of The Dead Fish Museum. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Lily Tuck's most recent work is The News from Paraguay, which won the National Book Award . She lives in New York City and Maine.

Table Of Contents
Introduction Laura Furman, Series Editor
The Room

William Trevor, The New Yorker
The Scent of Cinnamon

Charles Lambert, One Story
Cherubs

Justine Dymond, The Massachusetts Review
Galveston Bay, 1826

Eddie Chuculate, Manoa
The Gift of Years

Vu Tran, Fence
The Diarist

Richard McCann, Bloom
War Buddies

Joan Silber, Land-Grant College Review
Djamilla

Tony D'Souza, Tin House
In a Bear’s Eye

Yannick Murphy, McSweeney's Quarterly
Summer, with Twins

Rebecca Curtis, Harper's Magazine
Mudder Tongue

Brian Everson, McSweeney's Quarterly
Companion

Sana Krasikov, The New Yorker
A Stone House

Bay Anapol, Manoa
The Company of Men

Jan Ellison, New England Review
City Visit

Adam Haslett, The Atlantic Monthly
The Duchess of Albany

Christine Schutt, Noon
A New Kind of Gravity

Andrew Foster Altschul, StoryQuarterly
Gringos

Ariel Dorfman, Subtropics
El Ojo de Agua

Susan Straight, Zoetrope
The View from Castle Rock

Alice Munro, The New Yorker
Reading THE O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES 2007

Charles D’Ambrosio on “The Room” by William Trevor

Ursula K. Le Guin on “Galveston Bay, 1826” by Eddie Chuculate

Lily Tuck on “The Room” by William Trevor
Writing THE O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES 2007

The Writers on Their Work
Recommended Stories

Publications Submitted

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About Laura Furman
Laura Furman's work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, and other magazines. She is the founding editor of the highly regarded American Short Fiction (threetime 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. Ursula LeGuin is the author of The Left Hand of Darkness. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Charles D'Ambrosio is the author of The Dead Fish Museum. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Lily Tuck's most recent work is The News from Paraguay, which won the National Book Award . She lives in New York City and Maine.

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