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Author George Saunders
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Riverhead Books
Publication date
June, 2001
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 208 p.
ISBN 1-57322-872-9

Pastoralia is short story writer George Saunders’s second full length short story collection, published in 2001; it is 208 pages long. The collection consists entirely of stories that appeared (sometimes in different forms) in The New Yorker. The majority of the stories in this collection were O. Henry Award Prize Stories. The collection was a New York Times Notable Book for 2001.


  • "Pastoralia" (Originally published in shorter form in The New Yorker, April 3, 2000)
  • "Winky" (The New Yorker, July 28, 1997)
  • "Sea Oak" (The New Yorker, December 28, 1998)
  • "The End of FIRPO in the World" (The New Yorker, May 18, 1998)
  • "The Barber's Unhappiness" (The New Yorker, December 20, 1999)
  • "The Falls" (The New Yorker, January 22, 1996)

Awards, Honors and Other Appearances[edit]