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Announcing the 100th Annual O. Henry Prize

Now celebrating its centenary, the O. Henry Prize Stories anthology, edited by Laura Furman, presents the 2019 winners of the prize for short fiction. The anthology will be published this fall, via Anchor Books. We are happy to announce the winners below.


Tessa Hadley
“Funny Little Snake” The New Yorker

John Keeble
“Synchronicity,” Harper’s Magazine

Moira McCavana
“No Spanish,” Harvard Review

Rachel Kondo
“Girl of Few Seasons,” Ploughshares Solos

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
“Julia and Sunny,” Ploughshares

Stephanie Reents
“Unstuck,” Witness

Alexia Arthurs
Mermaid River,” The Sewanee Review

Valerie O’Riordan
“Bad Girl,” LitMag

Patricia Engel
Aguacero,” Kenyon Review

Kenan Orhan
“Soma,” The Massachusetts Review

Sarah Hall
“Goodnight Nobody,” One Story

Bryan Washington
610 North, 610 West,” Tin House

Isabella Hammad
“Mr. Can’aan,” The Paris Review

Weike Wang
Omakase,” The New Yorker

Caoilinn Hughes

Souvankham Thammavongsa
Slingshot,” Harper’s Magazine

Liza Ward
“The Shrew Tree,” Zyzzyva

Doua Thao
“Flowers for America,” Fiction

Alexander MacLeod
“Lagomorph,” Granta

John Edgar Wideman
“Maps and Ledgers,” Harper’s Magazine


The O. Henry Prize Stories 100th Anniversary Edition (2019) will be published in September by Anchor Books.

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