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Her Body and Other Parties

John Leonard Award 2017

by Carmen Maria Machado

Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction

“[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”—Roxane Gay

“In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales,...


The High Places

Dylan Thomas Prize 2017

by Fiona McFarlane

What a terrible thing at a time like this: to own a house, and the trees around it. Janet sat rigid in her seat. The plane lifted from the city and her house fell away, consumed by the other houses. Janet worried...


Gutshot

NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2016

by Amelia Gray

A searing new collection from the inimitable Amelia Gray.

A woman creeps through the ductwork of a quiet home. A medical procedure reveals an object of worship. A carnivorous reptile divides and cauterizes a...


Debris

Trillium Book Award 2015

by Kevin Hardcastle

Winner of the 2016 Trillium Book Award

Finalist for the 2016 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize

Nominated for the 2015 Danuta Gleed Literary Award

One of Quill & Quire’s Books of the Year, 2015

One of 49th Shelf's Books...


Wakulla Springs

World Fantasy Award for Best Novella 2014

by Andy Duncan & Ellen Klages

Wakulla Springs, in the deep jungle of the Florida panhandle, is the deepest submerged freshwater cave system in the world. In its unfathomable depths, a variety of curious creatures have left a record of their...


Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club

PEN/Faulkner Award 2013

by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Sometimes the border is a mirror, sometimes an escape, and sometimes it’s just the bridge you cross to go home.


The Beautiful Indifference

Portico Prize for Fiction 2012

by Sarah Hall

Winner of the Portico Prize

Winner of the Edge Hill University Short Story Prize

Short-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award

Sarah Hall has been hailed as "one of the most significant and...


The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg

PEN/Faulkner Award 2011

by Deborah Eisenberg

Twenty-seven short stories by "a contemporary master" (The New York Times).

Since 1986 with the publication of her first story collection, Deborah Eisenberg has devoted herself to writing "exquisitely distilled...


Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned

NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2010

by Wells Tower

Viking marauders descend on a much-plundered island, hoping some mayhem will shake off the winter blahs. A man is booted out of his home after his wife discovers that the print of a bare foot on the inside of...


Burning Bright: Stories

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2010

by Ron Rash

“A gorgeous, brutal writer.”

—Richard Price, New York Times bestselling author of Lush Life and Clockers

 

In Burning Bright, Pen/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Serena, Ron Rash,...


Memory Wall

Story Prize 2010

by Anthony Doerr

In the wise and beautiful second collection from the acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Light We Cannot See, "Doerr writes about the big questions, the imponderables,...


Love Begins in Winter

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2009

by Simon Van Booy

On the verge of giving up—anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives—Van Booy's characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories...


No One Belongs Here More Than You

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2007

by Miranda July

“These delightful stories do that essential-but-rare story thing: they surprise. They skip past the quotidian, the merely real, to the essential, and do so with a spirit of tenderness and wonder that is wholly...


Brief Encounters with Che Guevara

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2007

by Ben Fountain

The well-intentioned protagonists of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara are caught -- to both disastrous and hilarious effect -- in the maelstrom of political and social upheaval surrounding them. In "Near-Extinct...


Voluntary Committal

World Fantasy Award for Best Novella 2006

by Joe Hill

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts.

Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie...


Untold Stories

PEN/Ackerley Prize 2005

by Alan Bennett

"[Bennett] does what only the best writers can do—make us look at ourselves in a way we've never done before." —Michael Palin

Untold Stories brings together some of the finest and funniest writing by one...


The Shell Collector

NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2003

by Anthony Doerr

The "perilously beautiful" (Boston Globe) first story collection by the author of the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 New York Times bestseller All The Light We Cannot See.

The exquisitely crafted stories...


Assorted Fire Events

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2000

by David Means & Donald Antrim

Upon its publication, Assorted Fire Events won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and received tremendous critical praise. Ranging across America, taking...


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...


Lost in the City

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 1993

by Edward P. Jones

“Original and arresting….[Jones’s] stories will touch chords of empathy and recognition in all readers.”

Washington Post

 “These 14 stories of African-American life…affirm humanity as only good...