The O. Henry Prize Stories 2007 website has been doling out its authors with such parsimony that I was beginning to wonder whether it would ever get to me (and Susan Straight, and Adam Haslett, who may have written my favourite, and Ariel Dorfman, and…). Then, all at once, we’re being tipped out, one on top of the other, with an abandon that suggests the 2008 anthology is about to appear and space is needed, so in with the new and out, out with the old. I feel rather like something on the bargain shelf in Tesco’s. Still, if you aren’t put off by my sell-by date and want to see what I had to say about the O. Henry prize and various other things, click here. (Though I don’t know why my photograph wasn’t used. I’m sure I sent one… Should I be worried?)
PS This image has nothing at all to with O. Henry or my story (or indeed my missing photograph).