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Anthony Doerr, Yiyun Li & Suzanne Rivecca Named Story Prize Finalists

Today the three finalists for the annual Story Prize were revealed: Memory Wall by Anthony Doerr (Scribner), Gold Boy, Emerald Girl by Yiyun Li (Random House), and Death Is Not an Option by Suzanne Rivecca (W. W. Norton).

Story Prize director Larry Dark assembled the announcement video embedded above using the video creation tools at xtranormal. In an email, Dark hinted that this dashing computer animation with a British accent could return in the future.

Here’s more about the prize, from the video: “Congratulations to the authors of these outstanding short story collections. Please join us at the New School on March 2 for our award event. We hope to see you there. For more information go to www.thestoryprize.org. And remember: Keep It Short.”

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O. Henry Prize Stories Partners with PEN American Center

9780307280350.gifIn a new partnership with the Pen American Center, the Anchor Books imprint announced that the annual “O. Henry Prize Stories” anthology as the “PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories.”

The collection has been published since 1919. This year’s contest will be judged by A. S. Byatt, Anthony Doerr, and Tim O’Brien, culling winners from thousands of short stories.

Here’s more from the release: “The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009 is studded with great writers such as Junot Diaz, Nadine Gordimer, Ha Jin, and Paul Theroux, as well as new voices. The winning stories feature locales as diverse as post-war Vietnam, a retirement community in Cape Town, South Africa, an Egyptian desert village, and a permanently darkened New York City.” (Via NYT)