Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Here They Are, The Story Prize Finalists: Don DeLillo! Steven Millhauser! Edith Pearlman!

We're pleased to announce the books and authors we've chosen as this year's finalists for The Story Prize:
These are outstanding books by skillfull and accomplished authors, and we're thrilled to have them as our finalists. We read 92 short story collections from 60 different publishers or imprints in 2011. Quite a few would have made excellent finalists. It's always hard to choose just three books, and it will be just as difficult (if not more so) to compile a short list of other notable collections we read in 2011. Nonetheless, we plan to post our short list in a week or two.

A fine list of finalists: DeLillo, Millhuaser, and Pearlman

The Story Prize’s annual event will take place at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium in New York City at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21. General admission tickets are $14, and student tickets are $10. That night, the finalists will read from and discuss their work onstage. At the end, Julie Lindsey (Founder of The Story Prize) will announce which of these three deserving authors gets the top prize. Our three judges—Sherman Alexie, Breon Mitchell, and Louise Steinman—are reading the books and will determine the outcome.