Established early in the last century as a memorial to O. Henry, this annual collection has consistently offered a remarkable sampling of contemporary short stories. Each year stories are chosen from large and small literary magazines and a panel of distinguished writers is enlisted to award the top prizes. The result is a superb collection of inventive, full-bodied stories representing the very best in American and Canadian fiction.
Stories included are:
The Ceiling by Kevin Brockmeier
Scordatura by Mark Ray Lewis
The Butcher's Wife by Louise Erdrich
Do Not Disturb by A. M. Homes
Memento Mori by Jonathan Nolan
Charity by Richard Ford
Good Old Neon by David Foster Wallace
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2002 is available in print from Anchor Books.