PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2010 (The O. Henry Prize Collection) (Paperback)

PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2010 (The O. Henry Prize Collection) Cover Image
By Laura Furman (Editor)
For price, please email


A collection of the twenty best contemporary short stories selected by series editor Laura Furman from hundreds of literary magazines, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2010 brings to life a dazzling array of subjects: a street orphan in Malaysia, a cowboy and his teenage bride, a Russian nanny in Manhattan, a nineteenth-century Nigerian widow, and political prisoners on a Greek island. Also included are essays from the eminent jurors on their favorite stories, observations from the winners on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines.
Them Old Cowboy Songs
Annie Proulx
Clothed, Female Figure
Kirstin Allio
The Headstrong Historian
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Stand By Me
Wendell Berry
Sheep May Safely Graze
Jess Row
Birch Memorial
Preeta Samarasan
Brad Watson
The Woman of the House
William Trevor
The Bridge
Daniel Alarcón
A Spoiled Man
Daniyal Mueenuddin
Oh, Death
James Lasdun
Fresco, Byzantine
Natalie Bakopoulos
The End of My Life in New York
Peter Cameron
Ted Sanders
The Lover
Damon Galgut
An East Egg Update
George Bradley
Into the Gorge
Ron Rash
John Edgar Wideman
Some Women
Alice Munro
Making Good
Lore Segal
For author interviews, photos, and more, go to 
A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to support the PEN Readers & Writers Literary Outreach Program.

About the Author

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 (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.

Praise For…

“Widely regarded as the nation’s most prestigious awards for short fiction.” —The Atlantic Monthly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307472366
ISBN-10: 0307472361
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: April 20th, 2010
Pages: 512
Language: English
Series: The O. Henry Prize Collection