P&P Live! "The Best Short Stories 2021" Panel

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 8:00pm

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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.

Panelists include:

Sindya Bhanoo’s debut short story collection, Seeking Fortune Elsewhere, is forthcoming in 2022. She is the recipient of an O. Henry Award, the Disquiet Literary Prize and scholarships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee writers conferences. A longtime newspaper reporter, Sindya has worked as a reporter for The New York Times and The Washington Post, where she is still a frequent contributor. She was most recently a Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellow at the University of Michigan.

David Means’s second collection of short stories, Assorted Fire Events, earned the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction, and his third, The Secret Goldfish, was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. His fourth, The Spot, was selected as a 2010 Notable Book by The New York Times, and won an O. Henry Prize. His first novel, Hystopia, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His fifth collection, Instructions for a Funeral, was published in 2019. He lives in New York and teaches at Vassar College.

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.

Crystal Wilkinson, Kentucky’s Poet Laureate, is the award-winning author of Perfect BlackThe 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.

P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
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)
ISBN: 9780593311257
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Published: Anchor - September 14th, 2021

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