Adam Johnson among finalists for short story prize

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Posted: Jan 12, 2016 10:10 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Johnson's "Fortune Smiles," winner last fall of the National Book Award for fiction, is now a finalist for the Story Prize.

The other finalists announced Tuesday for the $20,000 award, given for the best short fiction, are Charles Baxter's "There's Something I Want You to Do" and Colum McCann's "Thirteen Ways of Looking."

All are published by divisions of Penguin Random House and have been National Book Award finalists, although Baxter and McCann were both cited for novels. Baxter's "Feast of Love" was a nominee in 2000, while McCann won the National Book Award in 2009 for "Let the Great World Spin." Johnson's novel "The Orphan Master's Son" won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013.

The winner will be announced March 2.