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The year 2006 in literature involved some significant events and new books.




Children's and young adult fiction


Historical fiction


Humor, satire

Mystery & Crime


Science fiction

New drama



Short stories

Out of 40 stories published in both of these two annual anthologies, stories from The New Yorker are represented eight times, Zoetrope: All-Story four times, Tin House and One Story three times each, and all of these magazines had stories in both collections.


Best American Short Stories 2006

Of 20 stories, four came from The New Yorker, three from Zoetrope: All-Story and two each from The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Tin House and One Story.

Paul Yoon "Once the Shore" One Story
Tobias Wolff "Awaiting Orders" The New Yorker
Donna Tartt "The Ambush" Tin House
Maxine Swann "Secret" Ploughshares
Mark Slouka "Dominion" TriQuarterly
Patrick Ryan "So Much for Artemis" One Story
Benjamin Percy "Refresh, Refresh" The Paris Review
Edith Pearlman "Self-Reliance" Lake Effect
Alice Munro "The View from Castle Rock" The New Yorker
Kevin Moffett "Tattooizm" Tin House
Thomas McGuane "Cowboy" The New Yorker
Jack Livings "The Dog" The Paris Review
Yiyun Li "After a Life" Zoetrope: All-Story
Aleksandar Hemon "The Conductor" The New Yorker
Mary Gaitskill "Today I’m Yours" Zoetrope: All-Story
Nathan Englander "How We Avenged the Blums" The Atlantic Monthly
Robert Coover "Grandmother’s Nose" Daedalus
David Bezmozgis "A New Gravestone for an Old Grave" Zoetrope: All-Story
Katherine Bell "The Casual Car Pool" Ploughshares
Ann Beattie with Harry Mathews "Mr. Nobody at All" McSweeney’s

O. Henry Prize stories

Of this year's 20 stories, four came from The New Yorker, four from Epoch, and two each from Harper's Magazine, One Story and The Georgia Review

Edward P. Jones "Old Boys, Old Girls"** The New Yorker
Jackie Kay "You Go When You Can No Longer Stay" Granta
Lydia Peelle "Mule Killers" Epoch
Paula Fox "The Broad Estates of Death" Harper's Magazine
Neela Vaswani "The Pelvis Series" Epoch
David Lawrence Morse "Conceived" One Story
William Trevor "The Dressmaker’s Child"

The New Yorker

Stephanie Reents "Disquisition on Tears" Epoch
David Means "Sault Ste. Marie" Harper's Magazine
Karen Brown "Unction" The Georgia Review
Terese Svoboda "’80s Lilies" Indiana Review
Alice Munro "Passion"** The New Yorker
George Makana Clark "The Center of the World" The Georgia Review
Susan Fromberg Schaeffer "Wolves" Prairie Schooner
Douglas Trevor "Girls I Know" Epoch
Louise Erdrich "The Plague of Doves" The New Yorker
Xu Xi "Famine" Ploughshares
Lara Vapnyar "Puffed Rice and Meatballs" Zoetrope: All-Story
Melanie Rae Thon "Letters in the Snow [...]"* One Story
Deborah Eisenberg "Window"** Tin House
  • * Full title: "Letters in the Snow—for kind strangers and unborn children—for the ones lost and most beloved"
  • ** "Juror favorites"



See also


  1. ^ "Official Website of Dan Culberson". Archived from the original on 2009-07-25. Retrieved 2009-07-22.  


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