The Story Prize is an annual award given to books of short fiction. This year, three finalists were selected from 78 short story collections. The winner will be announced on February 27 at The New School in New York City. The prize is $20,000 and a silver bowl with their name on it. Don’t all writers want a personalized silver bowl? I know I do.
The three finalists are:
Sunstroke and Other Stories by Tessa Hadley
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam
The three finalists will read selections from their work, followed by an author interview. The two runners up will go home with $5,000.
If you’re in the NYC area, you can get tickets to the show. The event will be held at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium (66 West 12th Street) at 7:30 pm on Feb. 27, go to SmartTix.com and search for “story prize” or make a reservation by calling the New School box office at 212-229-5488 Monday through Friday 1-7 pm or e-mailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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