A MacArthur “Genius Grant” fellow, an award-winning short-story writer and a debut novelist are the finalists for the 2010 Story Prize, it was announced Monday. The Story Prize provides a $20,000 award to the author of a collection of short fiction, with $5,000 each to its runners-up.
The 2010 Story Prize finalists are:
Yiyun Li, for her collection “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl.” Li, a native of China who teaches at UC Davis, was named a MacArthur fellow in 2010.
Anthony Doerr, for his collection “Memory Wall.” Doerr’s many honors include three O. Henry Prizes and two Pushcart Prizes for his short fiction.
Suzanne Rivecca, for her collection “Death Is Not an Option.” Rivecca, a former Stanford Stegner fellow, has been anthologized in “Best New American Voices”; this is her debut collection of short stories.