Elizabeth Strout wins $20,000 Story Prize

NEW YORK - Elizabeth Strout, already a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, has now won a major award for short stories.

Strout is this year's winner of the $20,000 Story Prize. She was cited Wednesday night for her collection "Anything is Possible." Her other books include the novels "The Burgess Boys" and "Olive Kitteridge," which won the Pulitzer in 2009 and was adapted into an HBO miniseries starring Frances McDormand.

The runners-up Wednesday were Daniel Alarcon for "The King is Always Above the People" and Ottessa Moshfegh for "Homesick for Another World." Each will receive $5,000.

The Story Prize was established in 2004. Previous winners include Edwidge Danticat, Tobias Wolff and George Saunders.


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