Tag Archives: Steven Millhauser

Steven Millhauser Wins the 2011 Story Prize

A field of three is all dynamic tension: no sure thing, no dark horse. Which is what makes The Story Prize such a good competition—three short fiction collections, no particular agenda. With three nominees you can’t hope for an even distribution of anything, so it might as well just be about the writing. This year […]


New Yorker fiction (Jan 3) – “Getting Closer”

A story, by longtime author Steven Millhauser, ushers us briskly and thoughtfully into this new calendar year, only a few dozen hours old. A young Connecticut boy near the peak of his childhood is absolutely basking in the quiet beauty of a summer’s day with his family. … what he cares about, what thrills him […]