Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Rick Bass's For a Little While Is the 13th Winner of The Story Prize

We're pleased to announce that Rick Bass's For a Little While (Little, Brown) is the winner of The Story Prize for books published in 2016. Bass's The Lives of Rocks was previously a finalist for books published in 2006. He is only the second author to be a finalist twice, along with George Saunders, who was also a finalist that year, when the winner was The Stories of Mary Gordon.

The other finalists this year were authors Anna Noyes for Goodnight, Beautiful Women (Grove Press) and Helen Maryles Shankman for They Were Like Family to Us (Scribner). At the event at The New School, all three finalists read from and discussed their work on-stage. As runners-up, Noyes and Shankman 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.