|Adam Johnson, winner of The Story Prize |
(photo © Beowulf Sheehan)
The other finalists—winners of numerous awards themselves—were authors Charles Baxter for There’s Something I Want You to Do (Pantheon) and Colum McCann for Thirteen Ways of Looking (Random House). At the event at The New School, all three finalists read from and discussed their work on-stage. As runners-up, Baxter and McCann each received $5,000.
In the days and weeks to come, we'll post the judges' citations for the three books, photos from the event and after party, and a link to the video.