Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Vote for The New Yorker Story of the Year 2010!

It's time to vote for The New Yorker story of the year. Most people I've talked to think that New Yorker fiction has not been especially good this year, and there was little consensus on the stories that should be included in the final 10 stories for voting purposes, but--for better or worse--here's my list of favorites, in chronological order. A poll will appear in the sidebar to the right--you have until midnight on December 31 to vote and I'll announce the winner on New Year's Day. (Note: links are to the Perpetual Folly discussion of each story, where there may or may not be a link to the story itself, since The New Yorker is providing free access less frequently.)

Kevin Barry: Fjord of Killary (February 1)

Claire Keegan: Foster (February 15-22)

Joyce Carol Oates: I.D. (March 29)

Joshua Ferris: The Pilot (June 14-21)

Tea Obreht: The Blue Djinn (August 2)

Wells Tower: The Landlord (September 13)

Alice Munro: Corrie (October 11)

Jim Shepard: Boy's Town (November 8)

Samantha Hunt: The Yellow (November 29)

Jim Gavin: Costello  (December 6)

Please Vote!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I meant to post my nomination earlier: "The Dredgeman's Revelation" by Karen Russell. Oh, well, that's what I get for being slow....

Hard to choose one to vote for but so far here are my top five: "Fjord of Killary," "Foster," "I.D.," "Corrie," and "Boy's Town."
Pam P

Anonymous said...

My vote is for "The Yellow" by Samantha Hunt.

Rebel Girl said...

What? No Dagoberto Gilb?

Clifford Garstang said...

Nope. Didn't make the cut.