The 2017 North American White Review Short Story Prize Party


Wednesday, April 26, 2017


61 Local


Join us at 61 Local when we announce the winner of our inaugural North American Short Story Prize.


The incomparable ELISSA SCHAPPELL will announce the winner at 7:30pm, followed by music, which will be provided by DJs RYAN CHAPMAN and JW McCORMACK. Also: there will be a tab behind the bar; if you want a free drink get there early.


The winning writer will be awarded $3,000, and their story will be published in the forthcoming print issue of The White Review. The shortlist was announced on April 5, and the shortlisted stories can be read here:
This year’s North American Short Story Prize is judged by Barbara Epler, Hari Kunzru, and Anna Stein.


BARBARA EPLER is the publisher of New Directions, the first US press to publish the likes of Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Roberto Bolaño, Anne Carson, W. G. Sebald, and László Krasznahorkai.


HARI KUNZRU is the author of the novels White Tears, The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions, and Gods Without Men, as well as a short story collection, Noise, and a novella, Memory Palace. He was a 2008 Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library, a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and a 2016 Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin. He lives in New York City.


ANNA STEIN is an agent at ICM. Her clients include Garth Greenwell, Ben Lerner, Maria Semple, and Hanya Yanagihara.