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|Publication date||June, 2001|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
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
- "Pastoralia" was an O. Henry Award Prize Story in 2001.
- "Winky" Was an O. Henry Award Prize Story in 1998.
- "Sea Oak" was an O. Henry Award Prize Story in 1999. It was nominated for the 1999 Bram Stoker Award. It was also reprinted in Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology, edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel; it was also reprinted in American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now, edited by Peter Straub.
- "The Falls" was an O. Henry Award Prize Story in 1997.