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.”