Sunday, January 01, 2012
The New Yorker Story of the Year!
"Stone Mattress" by Margaret Atwood.
This definitely wasn't my favorite of the year, and I almost didn't include it in the Top Ten (to see the complete list, with links to the commentary and the stories themselves, go here), but it took the top spot by a margin of 3 votes over "Home" by George Saunders. Third place goes to my favorite, "Going for a Beer" by Robert Coover.
Although I don't keep records, I think more votes were cast this year than ever before.
Congratulations to Margaret Atwood!