Rick Bass Wins the Story Prize
Rick Bass has been named the 13th winner of the Story Prize for his new and selected stories volume, For a Little While (Little, Brown). The prize comes with a purse of $20,000, and honors the author of an outstanding collection of short fiction. Bass's book was selected from among 106 books entered in 2016, representing 72 different publishers or imprints. In their statement, the judges wrote: “Rick Bass’s gift at conveying the vastness of the American wilderness through a form as compact as the short story is a cause for wonder."