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George Saunders among finalists for Story Prize for short fiction

Published on Jan 14, 2014 6:27 AM

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - National Book Award finalist George Saunders, award-winning writer Andrea Barrett and author Rebecca Lee were named as finalists on Monday for the annual Story Prize for short fiction.

Judges selected Saunders's Tenth Of December, Barrett's Archangel, and Bobcat by Lee from nearly 100 books for the prestigious award that will be announced in New York on March 5.

The winner will receive US$20,000 (S$25,000).

Author Ben Stroud, who teaches creative writing at the University of Toledo in Ohio, won The Story Prize Spotlight Award for Byzantium.

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