The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011 contains twenty unforgettable stories selected from hundreds of literary magazines. The winning tales take place in such far-flung locales as Madagascar, Nantucket, a Midwestern meth lab, Antarctica, and a post-apocalyptic England, and feature a fascinating array of characters: aging jazzmen, avalanche researchers, a South African wild child, and a mute actor in silent films. 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.
Your Fate Hurtles Down at You
Diary of an Interesting Year
The Restoration of the Villa Where Tibor Kálmán Once Lived
How to Leave Hialeah
Jennine Capó Crucet
The Black Square
Nothing of Consequence
The Rules Are the Rules
The Vanishing American
Never Come Back
Something You Can’t Live Without
Matthew Neill Null
For author interviews, photos, and more, go to www.ohenryprizestories.com
A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to support the PEN Readers & Writers Literary Outreach Program.
From the Trade Paperback edition.