Alarcón, Moshfegh, Strout: Finalists for The Story Prize
The three finalists for the 2017 Story Prize, which annually honors authors of outstanding short story collections published in the prior year, are all published by Penguin Random House imprints:
THE KING IS ALWAYS ABOVE THE PEOPLE by Daniel Alarcón (Riverhead Books)
HOMESICK FOR ANOTHER WORLD by Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin Press)
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)
The Story Prize, now in its 14th year, announced that these finalists were chosen from 120 submissions representing 93 different publishers or imprints. Three independent judges – Knopf/Vintage author and poet Susan Minot, critic and author Walton Muyumba, and Library Journal Associate Editor Stephanie Sendaula – will determine the winner, to be revealed at the Story Prize’s annual award event, co-sponsored by the Graduate Creative Writing Program, at The New School in Manhattan on February 28. The finalists will read from and discuss their work with Larry Dark, director of The Story Prize. Then Story Prize founder Julie Lindsey will present the 2017 winner with a check for $20,000. The two runners-up will each receive $5,000.