Story Prize

The Story Prize is an annual book award established in 2004 that honors the author of an outstanding collection of short fiction with a $20,000 cash award. Each of two runners-up receives $5,000. Eligible books must be written in English and first published in the United States during a calendar year. The founder of the prize is Julie Lindsey, and the director is Larry Dark. He was previously series… (more)

 

2012 selection

Battleborn

Dylan Thomas Prize 2013, Story Prize 2012

by Claire Vaye Watkins

Winner of the 2012 Story Prize

Recipient of the 2012 American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Foundation Award

A National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" fiction writer of 2012

Like the work of Cormac McCarthy,...


2011 selection

We Others: New & Selected Stories

Story Prize 2011

by Steven Millhauser

“Every reader knows of writers who are like secrets one wants to keep, and whose books one wants to tell the world about. Millhauser is mine.”

—David Rollow, Boston Sunday Globe

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning...


2010 selection

Memory Wall: Stories

Story Prize 2010

by Anthony Doerr

In the wise and beautiful second collection from the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of All the Light We Cannot See, "Doerr writes about the big questions, the imponderables, the major metaphysical...


2009 selection

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

Story Prize 2009

by Daniyal Mueenuddin

Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in Fiction: a major literary debut that explores class, culture, power, and desire among the ruling and servant classes of Pakistan. Passing from the mannered drawing...


2008 selection

Our Story Begins

Story Prize 2008

by Tobias Wolff

This collection of stories—twenty-one classics followed by ten potent new stories—displays Tobias Wolff's exquisite gifts over a quarter century.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


2007 selection

Like You'd Understand, Anyway: Stories

Story Prize 2007

by Jim Shepard

Following his widely acclaimed Project X and Love and Hydrogen—“Here is the effect of these two books,” wrote the Chicago Tribune: “A reader finishes them buzzing with awe”—Jim Shepard now gives...


2006 selection

The Stories of Mary Gordon

Story Prize 2006

by Mary Gordon

The stories of Mary Gordon return us to the pleasure of this writer's craft and to her monumental talent as an observer of character and of the ever-fading American Dream. These pieces encompass the pre- and...


2005 selection

The Hill Road

Story Prize 2005

by Patrick O'Keeffe

Winner of the 2005 Story Prize

Reminiscent of Alice Munro and William Trevor, Patrick O'Keeffe's lyrical eloquence expressively unveils the cloistered world of a rural southwestern Irish town and its inhabitants....


2004 selection

The Dew Breaker

Story Prize 2004

by Edwidge Danticat

We meet him late in life: a quiet man, a good father and husband, a fixture in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a landlord and barber with a terrifying scar across his face. As the book unfolds, moving seamlessly...