Short Stories: Story Prize 2017-08-09T15:09:16+00:00

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2016/17
Rick Bass For a Little While (W)
Anna Noyes Goodnight, Beautiful Women
Helen Maryles Shankman They Were Like Family To Me
Spotlight Award: Randa Jarrar Him, Me, Muhammad Ali

2015/16
Adam Johnson Fortune Smiles (W)
Charles Baxter There’s Something I Want You To Do
Colum McCann Thirteen Ways of Looking
Spotlight Award: Adrian Tomine Killing and Dying

2014/15
Elizabeth McCracken Thunderstruck (W)
Francesca Marciano The Other Language
Lorrie Moore Bark
Spotlight Award: Kyle Minor Praying Drunk

2013/14
George Saunders Tenth of December (W)
Andrea Barrett Archangel
Rebecca Lee Bobcat and Other Stories
Spotlight Award: Ben Stroud Byzantium

2012/13
Claire Vaye Watkins Battleborn (W)
Dan Chaon Stay Awake
Junot Díaz This is How You Lose Her

Sherman Alexie Blasphemy
Steven Barthelma Hush Hush
Marie-Helene Bertino Safe as Houses
Karen Brown Little Sinners
Emma Donogue Astray
Nathan Englander What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
Brian Evenson Windeye
Ron Hansen She Loves Me Not
Luis Jaramillo The Doctor’s Wife
Steven Stern The Book of Mischief
Diane Williams Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty

2011/12
Steven Millhauser We Others: New & Selected Stories
Don DeLillo The Angel Esmeralda
Edith Pearlman Binocular Vision

Steve Almond God Bless America
Charles Baxter Gryphon: New and Selected Stories
Siobhan Fallon You Know When the Men Are Gone
Caitlin Horrocks This Is Not Your City
Maureen McHugh After the Apocalypse
Daniel Orozco Orientation and Other Stories
Jim Shepard You Think That’s Bad

Alethea Black I Knew You’d be Lovely
Lou Beach 420 Characters
Shannon Cain The Necessity of Certain Behaviors
Seth Fried The Great Frustration
David Galef My Date with Neanderthal Woman
Dagoberto Gilb Before the End, After the Beginning
Diane Goodman Party Girl
Alan Heathcock Volt
Patricia Henley Other Heartbreaks
Michael Martone Four for a Quarter
Ana Menendez Adios, Happy Homeland
Sabina Murray Tales of the New World
Edna O’Brien Saints and Sinners
Miroslav Penkov East of the West
Helen Phillips And Yet They Were Happy
Shann Ray American Masculine
Adam Ross Ladies and Gentlemen
Elissa Schappell Blueprints for Building Better Girls
Andrew Scott Naked Summer
Danzy Senna You Are Free
Emma Straub Other People We Married
Melanie Rae Thon In This Light
Lynne Tillman Someday This Will Be Funny
Colm Tóibín The Empty Family

2010/11
Anthony Doerr Memory Wall (W)
Yiyun Li Gold Boy, Emerald Girl
Suzanne Rivecca Death is Not an Option

Steven Amsterdam Things We Didn’t See Coming
Pinckney Benedict Miracle Boy
Robin Black If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This
Belle Boggs Mattaponi Queen
Eddie Chuculate Cheyenne Madonna
Patricia Engle Vida
Extraordinary Renditions Andrew Ervin
Danielle Evans Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self
Karen Joy Fowler What I Didn’t See
Nadine Gordimer Life Times
Amelia Gray Museum of the Weird
Ben Greenman What He’s Poised to Do
David Means The Spot
Sourland Joyce Carol Oates
Dawn Raffel Further Adventures in the Restless Universe
Ron Rash Burning Bright
Ethel Rohan Cut Through the Bone
Marisa Silver Alone with You
Patrick Somerville The Universe in Miniature in Miniature
Justin Taylor Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever
Craig Morgan Teicher Cradle Book
Brad Watson Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives

2009/10
Daniyal Mueenuddin In Other Rooms, Other Wonders (W)
Victoria Patterson Drift
Wells Tower Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Thing Around Your Neck
Robert Boswell The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards
Bonnie Jo Campbell American Salvage
✔Louise Erdrich The Red Convertible
BrianEvenson Fugue State
Petina Gappah An Elegy for Easterly
Aleksander Hemon Love And Obstacles
Barb Johnson More of This World or Maybe Another
James Lasdun It’s Beginning to Hurt
J. Robert Lennon Pieces for the Left Hand
Caitlin Macy Spoiled
Lydia Millet Love in Infant Monkeys
Lori Ostlund The Bigness of the World
Jean Thompson Do Not Deny Me
Laura van den Berg What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us

2008/09
Tobias Wolff Our Story Begins (W)
Jhumpa Lahiri Unaccustomed Earth
Joe Meno Demons in the Spring

Chris Adrian A Better Angel
Uwem Akpan Say You’re One of Them
John Barth The Development
Kevin Brockmeier The View from the Seventh Layer
Sarah Shun-lien Ms. Hempel Chronicles
Jeffrey Ford The Drowned Life
Julia Glass I See You Everywhere
Nam Le The Boat
Steven Millhauser Dangerous Laughter
Annie Proulx Fine Just the Way It Is
Martha Ronk Glass Grapes and Other Stories
Joan Silber The Size of the World
Elizabeth Strout Olive Kitteridge
David Vann Legend of a Suicide

2007/08
Jim Shepard Like You’d Understand, Anyway (W)
Tessa Hadley Sunstroke and Other Stories
✔Vincent Lam Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

Rebecca Barry Later, at the Bar
Rebecca Curtis Twenty Grand and Other Tales of Love and Money
Lydia Davis Varieties of Disturbance
John Fulton The Animal Girl
Josh Goldfaden Human Resources
Joe Hill 20th Century Ghosts
Peter Nathaniel Malae Teach the Free Man
Rick Moody Right Livelihoods
Benjamin Percy Refresh, Refresh
Ron Rash Chemistry and Other Stories
Stacey Richter Twin Study
Paul Theroux The Elephanta Suite
Jean Thompson Throw Like a Girl
Colm Tóibín Mothers and Sons
Diane Williams It Was Like My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted Nature

2006/07
Mary Gordon The Stories of Mary Gordon (W)
Rick Bass The Lives of Rocks
✔George Saunders In Persuasion Nation

Joyce Carol Oates High Lonesome
Lee K. Abbott All Things, All at Once
Bobbie Ann Mason Nancy Culpepper
Deborah Eisenberg Twilight of the Superheroes
Joanne Scott Everybody Loves Somebody
Charlotte Forbes The Good Works of Ayela Linde
Cary Holladay The Quick Change Artist
Edward Jones All Aunt Hagar’s Children
Samrat Upadhyay The Royal Ghosts
Valerie Martin The Unfinished Novel and Other Stories
Thomas McGuane Galatin Canyon
Antonya Nelson Some Fun
Charles D’Ambrosio The Dead Fish Museum
Ryan Boudinot The Littlest Hitler
Benjamin Percy The Language of Elk
Charles Yu Third Class Superhero
Scott Snyder Voodoo Heart
Rachel Sherman The First Hurt
Alix Ohlin Babylon and Other Stories
Ben Fountain Brief Encounters with Che Guevera

2005/06
Patrick O’Keeffe The Hill Road (W)
Jim Harrison The Summer He Didn’t Die
Maureen F. McHugh Mothers & Other Monsters

Daniel Alarcón War by Candlelight
Anne Beattie Follies
William Boyd Fascination
T.C. Boyle Tooth and Claw
Judy Budnitz Nice Big American Baby
Robert Coover A Child Again
Daphne Kalotay Calamity and Other Stories
Kelly Link Magic for Beginners
Michael Martone Michael Martone
Elizabeth McKenzie Stop That Girl
James Salter Last Night
John Edgar Wideman God’s Gym

2004/05
Edwidge Danticat The Dew Breaker (W)
Cathy Day The Circus in Winter
Joan Silber Ideas of Heaven