20: Twenty Best Of Drue Heinz Literature Prize [NOOK Book]

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The Drue Heinz Literature Prize was established in 1980 to encourage and support the writing and reading of short fiction. Over the past twenty years judges such as Robert Penn Warren, Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks, Alice McDermott, and Frank Conroy have selected the best collections from the hundreds submitted annually by up-and-coming writers.

20 represents the best of the best—one story from each of the ...
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20: Twenty Best Of Drue Heinz Literature Prize

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Overview

The Drue Heinz Literature Prize was established in 1980 to encourage and support the writing and reading of short fiction. Over the past twenty years judges such as Robert Penn Warren, Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks, Alice McDermott, and Frank Conroy have selected the best collections from the hundreds submitted annually by up-and-coming writers.

20 represents the best of the best—one story from each of the prize-winning volumes. Chosen by acclaimed author John Edgar Wideman, the selections cover a broad range of inventive and original characters, settings, and emotions, charting the evolution of the short story over the past two decades. One of the most prestigious awards of its kind, the Drue Heinz Literature Prize has helped launch the careers of a score of previously "undiscovered" writers, many of whom have gone on to great critical success.

Past Winners of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize: David Bosworth, Robley Wilson, Jonathan Penner, Randall Silvis, W. D. Wetherell, Rick DeMarinis, Ellen Hunnicutt, Reginald McKnight, Maya Sonenberg, Rick Hillis, Elizabeth Graver, Jane McCafferty, Stewart O’Nan, Jennifer Cornell, Geoffrey Becker, Edith Pearlman, Katherine Vaz, Barbara Croft, Lucy Honig, Adria Bernardi.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822972419
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Publication date: 10/30/2001
  • Series: Drue Heinz Literature Prize Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 360
  • File size: 771 KB

Meet the Author

John Edgar Wideman is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Homewood Books, Brothers and Keepers, and God’s Gym. A former Rhodes scholar, his work has been widely praised for its vivid and lyrical language. He served as senior judge for the Drue Heinz Literature Prize in 1992.

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Table of Contents



Contents

Introduction


Wideman
John Edgar




1981
The Death of Descartes


Bosworth
David




1982
Thief


Wilson
Robley




1983
Frankenstein Meets the Ant People


Penner
Jonathan




1984
The Luckiest Man in the World


Silvis
Randall




1985
The Man Who Loved Levittown


Wetherell
W. D.




1986
Weeds


DeMarinis
Rick




1987
At St. Theresa's College for Women


Hunnicutt
Ellen




1988
Uncle Moustapha's Eclipse


McKnight
Reginald




1989
Ariadne in Exile


Sonenberg
Maya




1990
Limbo River


Hillis
Rick




1991
Have You Seen Me?


Graver
Elizabeth




1992
Director of the World


McCafferty
Jane




1993
Winter Haven


O'Nan
Stewart




1994
Rise


Cornell
Jennifer




1995
Dangerous Men


Becker
Geoffrey




1996
Vaquita


Pearlman
Edith




1997
Fado


Vaz
Katherine




1998
The Woman in the Headlights


Croft
Barbara




1999
After


Honig
Lucy




2000
Waiting for Giotto


Bernardi
Adria




Authors' Biographies

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