Best Debut Short Stories 2020
The PEN America Dau PrizeBook - 2020
The essential annual guide to the newest voices in short fiction, selected this year by Tracy O'Neill, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, and Deb Olin Unferth
Who are the most promising short story writers working today? Where do we look to discover the future stars of literary fiction? This book will offer a dozen compelling answers to these questions.
The stories collected here represent the most recent winners of the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, which recognizes twelve writers who have made outstanding debuts in literary magazines in the previous year. They are chosen by a panel of distinguished judges, themselves innovators of the short story form: Tracy O'Neill, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, and Deb Olin Unferth. Each piece comes with an introduction by its original editors, whose commentaries provide valuableinsight into what magazines are looking for in their submissions, and showcase the vital work they do to nurture literature's newest voices.
From Library Staff
A collection of the most recent winners of the PEN America Dau Prize, awarded to a dozen writers who have had outstanding debut short stories published in literary magazines in the previous year.