The 2016 O. Henry Prize Stories is officially out, and I'm very lucky to have "Train to Harbin" included in it -- and to have Molly Antopol select it for her juror favorite! First published in The Hudson Review and reprinted in the 2016 Pushcart Prize anthology, "Train to Harbin" is a companion story to "The Visitor," which was included in the 2013 O. Henry Prize Stories. In the "Writers on Their Work" section of this year's anthology, I write about the relationship between the two stories.
Here's Laura Furman’s introduction to this year's selection. (Thank you, Laura Furman!)
Here's Molly Antopol's juror essay on "Train to Harbin." (Thank you, Molly Antopol, for the attentive reading!)
Here's Kelly Luce's essay on selecting this year's O. Henry Prize stories (Thank you, Kelly Luce!).
Here's the Kirkus Review on this year's anthology (in which "Train" gets a small mention!).