Congratulations to Claire Keegan, whose brilliant short story “Foster” has been chosen as the 2010 New Yorker Story of the Year! Thank you to everyone who voted this year.
Here is the discussion we had about this story when it appeared in February: “Foster” by Claire Keegan.
Runner-up was “Costello” by Jim Gavin. Third place goes to “Boys Town” by Jim Shepard. Both of those were also wonderful stories.