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We're pleased to announce that Elizabeth Strout's Anything Is Possible is the 14th winner of The Story Prize! The other finalists this year for books published in 2017 were authors Daniel Alarcón for The King Is Always Above the People and Ottessa Moshfegh for Homesick for Another World. At the event at The New School, all three finalists read from and discussed their work on-stage. As the winner, Strout received $20,000 and an engraved silver bowl. As runners-up, Alarcón and Moshfegh each received $5,000.


Coming in early 2019, The Story Prize: 15 Years of Great Short Fiction, an anthology of stories by the first fourteen winners of The Story Prize, including work by Edwidge Danticat, Tobias Wolff, Anthony Doerr, Claire Vaye Watkins, George Saunders, and Elizabeth Strout. Published by Catapult Books.



The Story Prize is a $20,000 book prize awarded to the author of the collection of short stories named best of the year by a distinguished jury. 


The Story Prize ― which recognizes the best story collection to be published each year ― has quickly established itself as a nifty jewel in a writer’s crown.


The Story Prize partners

 Co-sponsor of The Story Prize Event

Co-sponsor of The Story Prize Event

 The official bookstore of The Story Prize

The official bookstore of The Story Prize

 The Story Prize is a Literary Hub partner

The Story Prize is a Literary Hub partner

 Publisher of The Story Prize anthology

Publisher of The Story Prize anthology