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The O. Henry Award is the only yearly award given to short stories of exceptional merit. The award in named after the American master of the form, O. Henry

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Albert Maltz
   wrote   
The Happiest Man on Earth
1938; Harper's Magazine
Alexi Zentner
   wrote   
Touch
2008; Tin House
Alice Munro
   wrote   
Passion
2006; The New Yorker, March 22, 2004
Alice Munro
   wrote   
What Do You Want To Know For?
2008; The American Scholar
Alice Walker
   wrote   
Kindred Spirits
1986; Esquire
Alison Baker
   wrote   
Better Be Ready 'Bout Half Past Eight
1994; The Atlantic Monthly
Anne Leaton
   wrote   
The Passion of Marco Z
1979 in Transatlantic Review
A. S. Byatt
   wrote   
The Thing in the Forest
2003; The New Yorker
Bernard Malamud
   wrote   
Man in the Drawer
1969; The Atlantic Monthly
Cornelia Nixon
   wrote   
The Women Come and Go
1995; New England Review
Cynthia Ozick
   wrote   
Puttermesser Paired
1992; The New Yorker
Cynthia Ozick
   wrote   
Rosa
1984; The New Yorker
Cynthia Ozick
   wrote   
The Shawl
1981; The New Yorker
Cynthia Ozick
   wrote   
Usurpation (Other People's Stories)
1975; Esquire, May 1974
Daniyal Mueenuddin
   wrote   
A Spoiled Man
2010; The New Yorker
Deborah Eisenberg
   wrote   
Window
2006; Tin House, Issue 19, Spring 2004
Deborah Eisenberg
   wrote   
Your Duck Is My Duck
2013, Fence
Denis Johnson
   wrote   
Train Dreams
2003; The Paris Review
Dorothy Parker
   wrote   
Big Blonde
1929; Bookman Magazine
Eddie Chuculate
   wrote   
Galveston Bay, 1826
2007; Manoa, Vol 16, No. 2, Winter 2004
Edgar Valentine Smith
   wrote   
Prelude
1923; Harper's Magazine
Edison Marshall
   wrote   
The Heart of Little Shikara
1921; Everybody's Magazine
Edward P. Jones
   wrote   
Old Boys, Old Girls
2006; The New Yorker, May 3, 2004
Elizabeth Stuckey-French
   wrote   
Mudlavia
2005; The Atlantic Monthly, Sept. 2003
Ella Leffland
   wrote   
Last Courtesies
1977; Harper's Magazine
Ernest J. Finney
   wrote   
Peacocks
1989; The Sewanee Review
Eudora Welty
   wrote   
The Demonstrators
1968; The New Yorker
Eudora Welty
   wrote   
Livvie is Back
1943; The Atlantic Monthly
Eudora Welty
   wrote   
The Wide Net
1942; Harper's Magazine
Flannery O'Connor
   wrote   
Everything That Rises Must Converge
1963; New World Writing
Flannery O'Connor
   wrote   
Greenleaf
1957; The Kenyon Review
Flannery O'Connor
   wrote   
Revelation
1965; The Sewanee Review
Florence M. Hecht
   wrote   
Twin Bed Bridge
1971; The Atlantic Monthly
Gordon Lish
   wrote   
For Jeromé - With Love and Kisses
1984; The Antioch Review
Gordon Weaver
   wrote   
Getting Serious
1979; The Sewanee Review
Graham Joyce
   wrote   
An Ordinary Soldier of the Queen
2009; The Paris Review
Harold Brodkey
   wrote   
His Son in His Arms, in Light, Aloft
1976; Esquire
Harold Brodkey
   wrote   
A Story in an Almost Classical Mode
1975; The New Yorker
Harris Downey
   wrote   
The Hunters
1951; Epoch
Inez Haynes Irwin
   wrote   
The Spring Flight
1924; McCall's
Irvin S. Cobb
   wrote   
Snake Doctor
1922; Cosmopolitan
Irwin Shaw
   wrote   
Walking Wounded
1944; The New Yorker
James Gould Cozzens
   wrote   
Total Stranger
1936; The Saturday Evening Post
Jane Smiley
   wrote   
Lily
1985; The Atlantic Monthly
Jean Stafford
   wrote   
In the Zoo
1955; The New Yorker
John Baki
   wrote   
Strange-Dreaming Charlie, Cow-Eyed Charlie
1972; The New Yorker
John Bell Clayton
   wrote   
The White Circle
1947; Harper's Magazine
John Cheever
   wrote   
The Country Husband
1956; The New Yorker
John Cheever
   wrote   
The Embarkment for Cythera
1964; The New Yorker
John Edgar Wideman
   wrote   
Weight
2000; The Callaloo Journal
John Mayo Goss
   wrote   
Bird Song
1946; The Atlantic Monthly
John Updike
   wrote   
The Bulgarian Poetess
1966; The New Yorker
John Updike
   wrote   
A Sandstone Farmhouse
1991; The New Yorker
Joyce Carol Oates
   wrote   
The Dead
1973; McCall's
Joyce Carol Oates
   wrote   
In the Region of Ice
1967; The Atlantic Monthly
Joyce Johnson
   wrote   
The Children's Wing
1987; Harper's Magazine
Julian Street
   wrote   
Mr. Bisbee's Princess
1925; Redbook
Junot Díaz
   wrote   
Wildwood
2009; The New Yorker
Katherine Anne Porter
   wrote   
Holiday
1962; The Atlantic Monthly
Kay Boyle
   wrote   
Defeat
1941; The New Yorker
Kay Boyle
   wrote   
The White Houses of Vienna
1935; Harper's Magazine
Kevin Brockmeier
   wrote   
The Ceiling
2002; McSweeney's, No. 7
Lawrence Sargent Hall
   wrote   
The Ledge
1960; The Hudson Review
Leo E. Litwak
   wrote   
The Eleventh Edition
1990; TriQuarterly
Lorrie Moore
   wrote   
People Like That Are the Only People Here
1998; The New Yorker
Louise Erdrich
   wrote   
Fleur
1987; Esquire, August 1986
Louis Paul
   wrote   
No More Trouble for Jedwick
1934; Esquire
Lynn Freed
   wrote   
Sunshine
2011
Margaret Prescott Montague
   wrote   
England to America
1919; The Atlantic Monthly
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
   wrote   
Gal Young Un
1933; Harper's Magazine
Mark Haddon
   wrote   
The Gun
2014, Granta
Martha Gellhorn
   wrote   
In Sickness As in Health
1958; The Atlantic Monthly
Mary Gordon
   wrote   
City Life
1997; Ploughshares, Vol. 22, No. 3
Mary Swan
   wrote   
The Deep
2001; The Malahat Review, 131
Maxwell Struthers Burt
   wrote   
Each in His Generation
1920; Scribner's Magazine
Peter Baida
   wrote   
A Nurse's Story
1999; The Gettysburg Review
Peter Taylor
   wrote   
Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time
1959; The Kenyon Review
Raymond Carver
   wrote   
Errand
1988; The New Yorker
Raymond Carver
   wrote   
A Small, Good Thing
1983; Ploughshares
Renata Adler
   wrote   
Brownstone
1974; The New Yorker
Roark Bradford
   wrote   
Child of God
1927; Harper's Magazine
Robert Hemenway
   wrote   
The Girl Who Sang With the Beatles
1970; The New Yorker
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
   wrote   
Refuge in London
2005; Zoetrope, Vol. 7, No. 4, Winter 2003
Saul Bellow
   wrote   
A Silver Dish
1980; The New Yorker
Sherman Alexie
   wrote   
What You Pawn I Will Redeem
2005; The New Yorker
Shirley Hazzard
   wrote   
A Long Story Short
1977; The New Yorker
Stephen King
   wrote   
The Man in the Black Suit
1996; The New Yorker
Stephen Vincent Benét
   wrote   
The Devil and Daniel Webster
1937; The Saturday Evening Post
Stephen Vincent Benét
   wrote   
An End to Dreams
1932; Pictorial Review
Stephen Vincent Benét
   wrote   
Freedom's a Hard-Bought Thing
1940; The Saturday Evening Post
Stuart Dybek
   wrote   
Hot Ice
1985; Antaeus
Susan Kenney
   wrote   
Facing Front
1982; in Epoch
Terry Southern
   wrote   
The Road Out of Axotle
1963; Esquire
Thomas Mabry
   wrote   
The Indian Feather
1954; The Sewanee Review
Thom Jones
   wrote   
The Pugilist at Rest
1993; The New Yorker
Tillie Olsen
   wrote   
Tell Me a Riddle
1961; New World Writing, No. 16
Truman Capote
   wrote   
Shut a Final Door
1948; The Atlantic Monthly
Wallace Stegner
   wrote   
The Blue-Winged Teal
1950; Harper's Magazine
Walter Duranty
   wrote   
The Parrot
1928; Redbook
Walter Van Tilburg Clark
   wrote   
The Wind and the Snow of Winter
1945; The Yale Review
Wilbur Daniel Steele
   wrote   
Bubbles
1926; Harper's Magazine
Wilbur Daniel Steele
   wrote   
Can't Cross Jordan by Myself
1931; Pictorial Review
William Faulkner
   wrote   
Barn Burning
1939; Harper's Magazine
William Faulkner
   wrote   
A Courtship
1949; The Sewanee Review
William H. John
   wrote   
Neither Jew nor Greek
1930; Century Magazine
William Trevor
   wrote   
Folie a Deux
2008; The New Yorker
William Trevor
   wrote   
The Room
2007; The New Yorker
Woody Allen
   wrote   
The Kugelmass Episode
1978; The New Yorker
W. R. Burnett
   wrote   
Dressing-Up
1930; Harper's Magazine
Yiyun Li
   wrote   
Kindness
2012; A Public Space


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