Aga Khan Prize for Fiction

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The Aga Khan Prize for Fiction was 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. The last prize was given in 2004. No applications were accepted. The winner got $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.


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  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.

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