Nominees announced for best short stories

January 9, 2008 12:59:07 PM PST
A finalist for the National Book Awards and the winner of Canada's Giller Prize were among the nominees announced Wednesday for the Story Prize, a $20,000 award given for the year's best short fiction.

The three competing books: Jim Shepard's "Like You'd Understand, Anyway," nominated for a National Book Award; Giller winner Vincent Lam's "Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures"; and British author Tessa Hadley's "Sunstroke and Other Stories."

The awards, in their fourth year, will be announced Feb. 27.

Previous winners include Edwidge Danticat's "The Dew Breaker" and "The Stories of Mary Gordon."