Aga Khan Prize for Fiction

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Not to be confused with Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

The Aga Khan Prize for Fiction is awarded by the editors of The Paris Review for what they deem to be the best short story published in the magazine in a given year. No applications are accepted. The winner gets $1,000.[1] The prize was established by Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah Aga Khan III, and was first awarded in 1956.[2]

Although the money awarded is the same as many other literary awards in the United States, since the magazine itself attracts some of the most highly regarded authors, the winners of the prize are often highly esteemed writers, most of whom previously won other major literary awards or go on to do so, or both.

Winners[edit]

  • 1999: Robert Antoni, Issue 152, “My Grandmother's Tale of How Crab-o Lost His Head”
  • 1998: Will Self, Issue 146, “Tough Tough Toys for Tough Tough Boys”
  • 1995: A. S. Byatt, Issue 133, “The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye”
  • 1994: Rick Moody, Issue 131, “The Ring of Brightest Angels around Heaven”
  • 1987: Ben Okri, Issue 105, “The Dream-Vendor's August”
  • 1984: Norman Rush, Issue 93, “Instruments of Seduction”
  • 1979: Norman Lock, Issue 76, “The Love of Stanley Marvel & Claire Moon”
  • 1978: Dallas Wiebe, Issue 73, “Night Flight to Stockholm”
  • 1976: Bart Midwood, Issue 66, “John O'Neill versus the Crown”
  • 1974: Lamar Herrin, Issue 59, “The Rio Loja Ringmaster”
  • 1973: Paul West, Issue 57, “Tan Salaam”
  • 1956: Owen Dodson, Issue 12, “The Summer Fire” (2nd Prize:)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Paris Review Web page listing Aga Khan Prize winners and giving other information about the prize, accessed 3 November 2006
  2. ^ Kirby, David (4 March 1990). "New York Times Review of The Paris Review Anthology". New York Times. Retrieved 13 December 2006. 

External links[edit]

  • [2] Paris Review Web page listing Aga Khan Prize winners