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Monday, March 7, 2011

Story Prize (2004-2010)

The Story Prize is an annual book award honoring the author of an outstanding collection of short fiction with a $20,000 cash award. Each of two runners-up will receive $5,000. Eligible books must be written in English and first published in the United States during a calendar year.

2010 Story Prize accessed 3/7/11
Anthony Doerr. Memory Wall

2010 Finalists
Gold Boy, Emerald Girl by Yiyun Li
Death Is Not An Option by Suzanne Rivecca

2010 Long List
Things We Didn't See Coming by Steven Amsterdam (Pantheon)
Miracle Boy by Pinckney Benedict (Press 53)
If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black (Random House)
Mattaponi Queen by Belle Boggs (Graywolf Press)
Cheyenne Madonna by Eddie Chuculate (Black Sparrow Press)
Vida by Patricia Engle (Black Cat)
Extraordinary Renditions by Andrew Ervin (Coffee House Press)
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans (Riverhead Books)
What I Didn't See by Karen Joy Fowler (Small Beer Press)
Life Times by Nadine Gordimer (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Museum of the Weird by Amelia Gray (FC2)
What He's Poised to Do by Ben Greenman (Harper Perennial)
The Spot by David Means (Faber and Faber)
Sourland by Joyce Carol Oates (Ecco)
Further Adventures in the Restless Universe by Dawn Raffel (Dzanc Books)
Burning Bright by Ron Rash (Ecco)
Cut Through the Bone by Ethel Rohan (Dark Sky Books)
Alone with You by Marisa Silver (Scribner)
The Universe in Miniature in Miniature by Patrick Somerville (Fetherproof Books)
Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever by Justin Taylor (Harper Perennial)
Cradle Book by Craig Morgan Teicher (BOA Editions)
Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives by Brad Watson (W.W. Norton)

From The Story Prize accessed 3/4/10
2009 Story Prize
Daniyal Mueenuddin.  In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

2009 Finalists
Victoria Patterson for Drift
Wells Tower for Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned.

2009 Long List
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Thing Around Your Neck (Alfred A. Knopf)
Robert Boswell, The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (Graywolf Press)
Bonnie Jo Campbell, American Salvage (Wayne State University Press and, later, W.W. Norton)
Louise Erdrich, The Red Convertible (HarperCollins)
BrianEvenson, Fugue State (Coffee House Press)
Petina Gappah, An Elegy for Easterly (Faber and Faber)
Aleksander Hemon, Love And Obstacles (Riverhead Books)
Barb Johnson, More of This World or Maybe Another (Harper Perennial)
James Lasdun, It's Beginning to Hurt (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
J. Robert Lennon, Pieces for the Left Hand (Graywolf Prress)
Caitlin Macy, Spoiled (Random House)
Lydia Millet, Love in Infant Monkeys (Soft Skull Press)
Lori Ostlund, The Bigness of the World (University of Georgia Press)
Jean Thompson, Do Not Deny Me (Simon & Schuster)
Laura van den Berg, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us

2008 Winner
Our Story Begins by Tobias Wolff

2008 Finalists
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Demons in the Spring by Joe Meno

2008 Longlist
A Better Angel by Chris Adrian (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan (Little, Brown)
The Development by John Barth (Houghton Mifflin)
The View from the Seventh Layer by Kevin Brockmeier (Pantheon)
Ms. Hempel Chronicles by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum (Harcourt)
The Drowned Life by Jeffrey Ford (HarperCollins)
I See You Everywhere by Julia Glass (Pantheon)
The Boat by Nam Le (Knopf)
Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser (Knopf)
Fine Just the Way It Is by Annie Proulx (Scribner)
Glass Grapes and Other Stories by Martha Ronk (BOA Editions)
The Size of the World by Joan Silber (W.W. Norton)
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)
Legend of a Suicide by David Vann

2007 Winner
Like You’d Understand, Anyway by Jim Shepard

2007 Finalists
Sunstroke and Other Stories by Tessa Hadley
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam

2007 Longlist
Later, at the Bar by Rebecca Barry
Twenty Grand and Other Tales of Love and Money by Rebecca Curtis
Varieties of Disturbance by Lydia Davis
The Animal Girl by John Fulton
Human Resources by Josh Goldfaden
20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
Teach the Free Man by Peter Nathaniel Malae
Right Livelihoods by Rick Moody
Refresh, Refresh by Benjamin Percy
Chemistry and Other Stories by Ron Rash
Twin Study by Stacey Richter
The Elephanta Suite by Paul Theroux
Throw Like a Girl by Jean Thompson
Mothers and Sons by Colm Tóibín (Scribner)
It Was Like My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted Nature by Diane Williams

2006 Winner
Mary Gordon for The Stories of Mary Gordon

2006 Finalists
The Lives of Rocks by Rick Bass
In Persuasion Nation by George Saunders

2006 Longlist
Joyce Carol Oates’s High Lonesome
All Things, All at Once by Lee K. Abbott
Nancy Culpepper by Bobbie Ann Mason
Deborah Eisenberg’s Twilight of the Superheroes
Joanna Scott’s Everybody Loves Somebody
The Good Works of Ayela Linde by Charlotte Forbes
Edward Jones’s All Aunt Hagar’s Children
Samrat Upadhyay’s The Royal Ghosts
Valerie Martin’s The Unfinished Novel and Other Stories
Thomas McGuane’s Galatin Canyon
Antonya Nelson’s Some Fun
Charles D’Ambrosio’s The Dead Fish Museum
Ryan Boudinot’s The Littlest Hitler
Benjamin Percy’s The Language of Elk
Third Class Superhero by Charles Yu
Scott Snyder’s Voodoo Heart
The First Hurt by Rachel Sherman
Babylon and Other Stories by Alix Ohlin
Ben Fountain’s Brief Encounters with Che Guevera

2005 Winner
The Hill Road by Patrick O'Keeffe

2005 Finalists
The Summer He Didn’t Die by Jim Harrison
Mothers & Other Monsters by Maureen F. McHugh

2005 Shortlist
War By Candlelight by Daniel Alarcón
Follies by Anne Beattie
Fascination by William Boyd
Tooth and Claw by T.C. Boyle
Nice Big American Baby by Judy Budnitz
A Child Again by Robert Coover
Calamity and Other Stories by Daphne Kalotay
Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link
Michael Martone by Michael Martone
Stop That Girl by Elizabeth McKenzie
Last Night by James Salter
God's Gym by John Edgar Wideman

2004 Winner
Edwidge Danticat The Dew Breaker

2004 Finalists
The Circus in Winter by Cathy Day
Ideas of Heaven by Joan Silber

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