O. Henry Award Winners - Juror Favorites, First-prize Winners

Juror Favorites, First-prize Winners

For more information or complete lists of yearly winners, visit The O. Henry Prize Stories website.

2012
2011
  • Lynn Freed: "Sunshine"
  • Matthew Neill Null: "Something You Can't Live Without"
  • Jim Shepard: "Your Fate Hurtles Down at You"
2010
  • Daniyal Mueenuddin: "A Spoiled Man" in The New Yorker September 15, 2008
  • James Lasdun: "Oh, Death" in The Paris Review as "The Hollow", Spring 2009 #188
  • William Trevor: "The Woman of the House" in The New Yorker, December 15, 2008
2009
  • Graham Joyce: "An Ordinary Soldier of the Queen" in The Paris Review
  • Junot Díaz: "Wildwood" in The New Yorker
2008
  • Alexi Zentner: "Touch" in Tin House
  • Alice Munro: "What Do You Want To Know For?" in The American Scholar
  • William Trevor: "Folie a Deux" in The New Yorker
2007
  • Eddie Chuculate: "Galveston Bay, 1826" in Manoa, Vol 16., No. 2, Winter 2004
  • William Trevor: "The Room" in The New Yorker, May 16, 2005
2006
  • Edward P. Jones: "Old Boys, Old Girls" in The New Yorker, May 3, 2004
  • Deborah Eisenberg: "Window" in Tin House, Issue 19, Spring 2004
  • Alice Munro: "Passion" in The New Yorker, March 22, 2004
2005
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala: "Refuge in London" in Zoetrope, Vol. 7, No. 4, Winter 2003
  • Sherman Alexie: "What You Pawn I Will Redeem" in The New Yorker, April 21, 2003
  • Elizabeth Stuckey-French: "Mudlavia" in The Atlantic Monthly, Sept. 2003
2004
  • No edition
2003
  • Denis Johnson: "Train Dreams" in The Paris Review, Summer 2002
  • A. S. Byatt: "The Thing in The Forest" in The New Yorker, June 3, 2002
2002
  • Kevin Brockmeier: "The Ceiling” in McSweeney's, No. 7
2001
  • Mary Swan: "The Deep” in The Malahat Review, No. 131
2000
  • John Edgar Wideman: "Weight” in The Callaloo Journal, Vol. 22, No. 3
1999
  • Peter Baida: "A Nurse's Story” in The Gettysburg Review, Vol. 13, No. 3
1998
  • Lorrie Moore: "People Like That Are the Only People Here” in The New Yorker, January 27, 1997
1997
  • Mary Gordon: "City Life” in Ploughshares, Vol. 22, No. 1
1996
  • Stephen King: "The Man in the Black Suit” in The New Yorker, October 31, 1994
1995
  • Cornelia Nixon: "The Women Come and Go” in New England Review, Spring 1994
1994
  • Alison Baker: "Better Be Ready 'Bout Half Past Eight” in The Atlantic Monthly, January 1993
1993
  • Thom Jones: "The Pugilist at Rest” in The New Yorker, December 2, 1991
1992
  • Cynthia Ozick: "Puttermesser Paired” in The New Yorker, October 8, 1990
1991
  • John Updike: "A Sandstone Farmhouse” in The New Yorker, June 11, 1990
1990
  • Leo E. Litwak: "The Eleventh Edition” in TriQuarterly, No. 74, Winter 1989
1989
1988
  • Raymond Carver: "Errand” in The New Yorker, June 1, 1987
1987
  • Louise Erdrich: "Fleur” in Esquire, August 1986
  • Joyce Johnson: "The Children's Wing” in Harper's Magazine, July 1986
1986
  • Alice Walker: "Kindred Spirits” in Esquire, August 1985
1985
  • Stuart Dybek: "Hot Ice” in Antaeus
  • Jane Smiley: "Lily” in The Atlantic Monthly
1984
  • Cynthia Ozick: "Rosa” in The New Yorker, March 21, 1983
  • Gordon Lish: "For Jeromé—with Love and Kisses" in "The Antioch Review", Summer 1983, 1984
1983
  • Raymond Carver: "A Small, Good Thing” in Ploughshares, Vol. 8, Nos. 2 & 3
1982
  • Susan Kenney: "Facing Front” in Epoch, Winter 1980
1981
  • Cynthia Ozick: "The Shawl” in The New Yorker, May 26, 1980
1980
  • Saul Bellow: "A Silver Dish” in The New Yorker, September 25, 1978
1979
  • Gordon Weaver: "Getting Serious” in The Sewanee Review, Fall 1977
  • Anne Leaton: "The Passion of Marco Z" in Transatlantic Review, 55/56
1978
  • Woody Allen: "The Kugelmass Episode” in The New Yorker, May 2, 1977
1977
  • Shirley Hazzard: "A Long Story Short” in The New Yorker, July 26, 1976
  • Ella Leffland: "Last Courtesies” in Harper's Magazine, July 1976
1976
  • Harold Brodkey: "His Son in His Arms, in Light, Aloft” in Esquire, August 1975
1975
  • Harold Brodkey: "A Story in an Almost Classical Mode” in The New Yorker, September 17, 1973
  • Cynthia Ozick: "Usurpation (Other People's Stories)” in Esquire, May 1974
1974
  • Renata Adler: "Brownstone” in The New Yorker, January 27, 1973
1973
  • Joyce Carol Oates: "The Dead” in McCall's, July 1971
1972
  • John Batki: "Strange-Dreaming Charlie, Cow-Eyed Charlie” in The New Yorker, March 20, 1971
1971
  • Florence M. Hecht: "Twin Bed Bridge” in The Atlantic Monthly, May 1970
1970
  • Robert Welton Hemenway: "The Girl Who Sang with the Beatles” in The New Yorker, January 11, 1969
1969
  • Bernard Malamud: "Man in the Drawer” in The Atlantic Monthly, April 1968
1968
  • Eudora Welty: "The Demonstrators” in The New Yorker, November 26, 1966
1967
  • Joyce Carol Oates: "In the Region of Ice” in The Atlantic Monthly, August 1966
1966
  • John Updike: "The Bulgarian Poetess” in The New Yorker, March 13, 1965
1965
  • Flannery O'Connor: "Revelation” in The Sewanee Review, Spring 1964
1964
  • John Cheever: "The Embarkment for Cythera” in The New Yorker, November 3, 1962
1963
  • Terry Southern: "The Road Out of Axotle" in "Esquire", August, 1962
  • Flannery O'Connor: "Everything That Rises Must Converge” in New World Writing
1962
  • Katherine Anne Porter: "Holiday” in The Atlantic Monthly, December 1960
1961
  • Tillie Olsen: "Tell Me a Riddle” in New World Writing, No. 16
1960
  • Lawrence Sargent Hall: "The Ledge” in The Hudson Review, Winter, 1958–59
1959
  • Peter Taylor: "Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time” in The Kenyon Review
1958
  • Martha Gellhorn: "In Sickness as in Health” in The Atlantic Monthly
1957
  • Flannery O'Connor: "Greenleaf” in The Kenyon Review
1956
  • John Cheever: "The Country Husband” in The New Yorker
1955
  • Jean Stafford: "In the Zoo” in The New Yorker
1954
  • Thomas Mabry: "The Indian Feather” in The Sewanee Review
1951
  • Harris Downey: "The Hunters” in Epoch
1950
  • Wallace Stegner: "The Blue-Winged Teal” in Harper's Magazine
1949
  • William Faulkner: "A Courtship” in The Sewanee Review
1948
  • Truman Capote: "Shut a Final Door” in The Atlantic Monthly
1947
  • John Bell Clayton: "The White Circle” in Harper's Magazine
1946
  • John Mayo Goss: "Bird Song” in The Atlantic Monthly
1945
  • Walter Van Tilburg Clark: "The Wind and the Snow of Winter” in The Yale Review
1944
  • Irwin Shaw: "Walking Wounded” in The New Yorker
1943
  • Eudora Welty: "Livvie is Back” in The Atlantic Monthly
1942
  • Eudora Welty: "The Wide Net” in Harper's Magazine
1941
  • Kay Boyle: "Defeat” in The New Yorker
1940
1939
  • William Faulkner: "Barn Burning” in Harper's Magazine
1938
  • Albert Maltz: "The Happiest Man on Earth” in Harper's Magazine
1937
  • Stephen Vincent Benét: "The Devil and Daniel Webster” in The Saturday Evening Post
1936
  • James Gould Cozzens: "Total Stranger” in The Saturday Evening Post, February 15, 1936
1935
  • Kay Boyle: "The White Horses of Vienna” in Harper's Magazine
1934
  • Louis Paul: "No More Trouble for Jedwick” in Esquire
1933
  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: "Gal Young Un” in Harper's Magazine, June & July 1932
1932
  • Stephen Vincent Benét: "An End to Dreams” in Pictorial Review, February 1932
1931
  • Wilbur Daniel Steele: "Can't Cross Jordan by Myself” in Pictorial Review
1930
  • W. R. Burnett: "Dressing-Up” in Harper's Magazine, November 1929
  • William H. John: "Neither Jew nor Greek” in Century Magazine, August 1929
1929
  • Dorothy Parker: "Big Blonde” in Bookman Magazine, February 1929
1928
  • Walter Duranty: "The Parrot” in Redbook, March 1928
1927
  • Roark Bradford: "Child of God” in Harper's Magazine, April 1927
1926
  • Wilbur Daniel Steele: "Bubbles” in Harper's Magazine
1925
  • Julian Street: "Mr. Bisbee's Princess” in Redbook, May 1925
1924
  • Inez Haynes Irwin: "The Spring Flight” in McCall's, June 1924
1923
  • Edgar Valentine Smith: "Prelude” in Harper's Magazine, May 1923
1922
  • Irvin S. Cobb: "Snake Doctor” in Cosmopolitan, November 1922
1921
  • Edison Marshall: "The Heart of Little Shikara” in Everybody's Magazine, January 1921
1920
  • Maxwell Struthers Burt: "Each in His Generation” in Scribner's Magazine, July 1920
1919
  • Margaret Prescott Montague: "England to America” in The Atlantic Monthly, September 1918

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