Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Short Story

Finalists have been announced since 1951.

 

1999 selection

Poachers

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Short Story 1999

by Tom Franklin

In ten stunning and bleak tales set in the woodlands, swamps and chemical plants along the Alabama River, Tom Franklin stakes his claim as a fresh, original Southern voice. His lyric, deceptively simple prose...


1975 selection

The Fallen Curtain: Stories

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Short Story 1975

by Ruth Rendell

   A stranger lures a child into his car with the promise of sweets. A young man spots his   fiancée’s double in a public park of ill repute. An executive visits the secluded home of a former employee...