>The New Yorker Story of the Year — 2009: Nominations are Open

>For the past couple of years I have been commenting on each piece of fiction appearing in The New Yorker, and I’ve also been naming at Story of the Year with the help of my readers. The winner of the New Yorker Story of the Year for 2008 was the terrific “Dinner Party” by Joshua Ferris. And now it is time to turn our attention to this year’s stories. Please leave a comment here, or send me an email, nominating a story for the Top Ten. Voting will take place in the last half of December.

Will the winner be Yiyun Li? Jonathan Lethem? Will Antonya Nelson become the award’s first two-time winner? Or will Joshua Ferris make it two in a row?

Let me hear from you!

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  1. >Also, Ziggurat, the one about the labyrinth. Can't remember if you were a fan or not, but I'm impressed that I remember it (and the tiger) all these months later.

  2. >Tim Gautreaux's "Idols". The Téa Obreht story and George Saunders's "Victory Lap" get honorable mentions from me here also.

  3. >I agree – I loved "A Tiny Feast," "Ziggurat," "Victory Lap," and "The Tiger's Wife."

    But I also vote for Antonya Nelson's "Soldier's Joy" and William Styron's "Rat Beach."

    Pam P.

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