Crystal Wilkinson, Adachioma Ezeano, and Jenny Quigley discussing The Best Short Stories 2021: The O. Henry Prize Winners

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Crystal Wilkinson, Adachioma Ezeano, and Jenny Quigley discussing The Best Short Stories 2021: The O. Henry Prize Winners

Tuesday, November 23 at 7pm ET

Location: Virtual Event on Zoom

Join us for Crystal Wilkinson, Adachioma Ezeano, and Jenny Quigley discussing The Best Short Stories 2021: The O. Henry Prize Winners. Purchase the book or sign up below to receive a link to the event via email the day before the event.

Now entering its second century, the prestigious annual story anthology has a new title, a new look, and a new guest editor. The selected stories are by an engaging mix of celebrated names and young emerging voices. The winning stories are accompanied by an introduction, observations from the winning writers on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines that publish short fiction.

Crystal Wilkinson, Kentucky’s Poet Laureate, is the award-winning author of Perfect Black, The Birds of Opulence, Water Street, and Blackberries, Blackberries. She is the recipient of a 2021 O. Henry Prize, a 2020 USA Artists Fellowship, and a 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence. She currently teaches at the University of Kentucky where she is Associate Professor of English in the MFA in Creative Writing Program.

Adachioma Ezeano's work was recently included in The Best Small Fictions 2020. She is an MFA student at the University of Kentucky. In 2018, she made Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Yes folder" for Purple Hibiscus Writing Workshop.

Jenny Minton Quigley is a writer and editor. She is the series editor for The Best Short Stories of The Year: The O. Henry Prize Winners, and the author of a memoir, The Early Birds. She is the daughter of Walter J. Minton, the storied former president and publisher of G. P. Putnam’s Sons, who first dared to publish Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov in the U.S. in 1958, and she is the editor of the recent collection, Lolita in the Afterlife.

The Best Short Stories 2021: The O. Henry Prize Winners (The O. Henry Prize Collection) Cover Image
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Editor), Jenny Minton Quigley (Series edited by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780593311257
Availability: Backordered
Published: Anchor - September 14th, 2021

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