2006 in literature

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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2006.




Children's and young adult fiction[edit]


Historical fiction[edit]


Humor, satire[edit]

Mystery & Crime[edit]


Science fiction[edit]

New drama[edit]


Main article: 2006 in poetry


Short stories[edit]

Out of 40 stories published in both of these two annual anthologies, stories from The New Yorker are represented eight times, Zoetrope: All-Story four times, Tin House and One Story three times each, and all of these magazines had stories in both collections.

Best American Short Stories 2006[edit]

Of 20 stories, four came from The New Yorker, three from Zoetrope: All-Story and two each from The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Tin House and One Story.

Paul Yoon "Once the Shore" One Story
Tobias Wolff "Awaiting Orders" The New Yorker
Donna Tartt "The Ambush" Tin House
Maxine Swann "Secret" Ploughshares
Mark Slouka "Dominion" TriQuarterly
Patrick Ryan "So Much for Artemis" One Story
Benjamin Percy "Refresh, Refresh" The Paris Review
Edith Pearlman "Self-Reliance" Lake Effect
Alice Munro "The View from Castle Rock" The New Yorker
Kevin Moffett "Tattooizm" Tin House
Thomas McGuane "Cowboy" The New Yorker
Jack Livings "The Dog" The Paris Review
Yiyun Li "After a Life" Zoetrope: All-Story
Aleksandar Hemon "The Conductor" The New Yorker
Mary Gaitskill "Today I’m Yours" Zoetrope: All-Story
Nathan Englander "How We Avenged the Blums" The Atlantic Monthly
Robert Coover "Grandmother’s Nose" Daedalus
David Bezmozgis "A New Gravestone for an Old Grave" Zoetrope: All-Story
Katherine Bell "The Casual Car Pool" Ploughshares
Ann Beattie with Harry Mathews "Mr. Nobody at All" McSweeney’s

O. Henry Prize stories[edit]

Of the 2006 nominees for the O. Henry Prize 20 stories, four came from The New Yorker, four from Epoch, and two each from Harper's Magazine, One Story and The Georgia Review

Edward P. Jones "Old Boys, Old Girls"** The New Yorker
Jackie Kay "You Go When You Can No Longer Stay" Granta
Lydia Peelle "Mule Killers" Epoch
Paula Fox "The Broad Estates of Death" Harper's Magazine
Neela Vaswani "The Pelvis Series" Epoch
David Lawrence Morse "Conceived" One Story
William Trevor "The Dressmaker’s Child"

The New Yorker

Stephanie Reents "Disquisition on Tears" Epoch
David Means "Sault Ste. Marie" Harper's Magazine
Karen Brown "Unction" The Georgia Review
Terese Svoboda "’80s Lilies" Indiana Review
Alice Munro "Passion"** The New Yorker
George Makana Clark "The Center of the World" The Georgia Review
Susan Fromberg Schaeffer "Wolves" Prairie Schooner
Douglas Trevor "Girls I Know" Epoch
Louise Erdrich "The Plague of Doves" The New Yorker
Xu Xi "Famine" Ploughshares
Lara Vapnyar "Puffed Rice and Meatballs" Zoetrope: All-Story
Melanie Rae Thon "Letters in the Snow [...]"* One Story
Deborah Eisenberg "Window"** Tin House
  • * Full title: "Letters in the Snow—for kind strangers and unborn children—for the ones lost and most beloved"
  • ** "Juror favorites"



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Judge creates own Da Vinci code". BBC News. 2006-04-27. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 
  2. ^ "The rise and rise of the Brutalists". Books Blog (London: The Guardian). August 19, 2008. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  3. ^ "Poetry in the News: 2006". London: The Poetry Society. Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  4. ^ Grossman, Ben (2006-09-20). "WGA's Verrone: "Every Writer Must Have a WGA Contract"". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2006-09-24. 
  5. ^ Benson, Jim (2006-11-07). "Top Model Takes Strikers Off Payroll". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2006-11-09. 
  6. ^ Faculty of Arts, 2007, Edna Staebler Award, Wilfrid Laurier University, Previous winners, Linden MacIntyre, Retrieved 11/16/2012
  7. ^ Obits for Life, Edna Staebler, Retrieved 11/26/2012
  8. ^ Ottawa Citizen, November 16–18, 2006, George Blackburn – Obituary, Retrieved 11/21/2012
  9. ^ Faculty of Arts, 2006, Edna Staebler Award, Wilfrid Laurier University, Previous winners, Francis Chalifour, Retrieved 11/27/2012