I missed it earlier this week, but the finalists for The Story Prize were announced (see here for the official announcement).

  • Archangel, by Andrea Barrett
  • Bobcat, by Rebecca Lee
  • Tenth of December, by George Saunders

My vote goes to Archangel, by Andrea Barrett. Though I should admit I have not read the entirety of any of these collections (and not a word of Bobcat), so I’m speaking from my biases there. I’m a big fan of Andrea Barrett’s work.

This year, The Story Prize also gave out The Story Prize Spotlight Award to Byzantium, by Ben Stroud. This award for $1,000 goes to “a short story collection worthy of additional attention.”

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By | 2014-01-15T15:27:32+00:00 January 15th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|3 Comments


  1. Buried In Print January 16, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I missed that announcement too: thanks for the post. I’ve only read stories from other collections by Barrett and Saunders, but I did hear Rebecca Lee read at a literary festival when Bobcat was published and thought the story was outstanding: it added the colleciton to my TBR immediately (but, alas, books get added far more quickly than they are read…I’m sure you understand).

  2. juliemcl January 16, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    The Rebecca Lee collection is outstanding.

  3. Trevor January 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Great to hear, juliemcl. I have a copy of it coming my way, so I hope I agree!

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