Janet Peery

Sometimes considered a "writer's writer" for stories that pay close attention to character and craft, she has had works published in literary journals including Shenandoah, The Kenyon Review, Quarterly West, Black Warrior Review, 64 Magazine, Southern Review, Image: A Journal of Religion and the Arts, Chattahoochee Review, Kansas Quarterly, New Virginia Review, Blackbird, American Short Fiction, StoryQuarterly, Idaho Review, and Southwest Review,. She has won the Seaton Award from Kansas Quarterly, the Jeanne Charpiot Goodheart Prize from Washington and Lee University (twice), two Pushcart Prizes and inclusion in The Best of the Pushcart Prize, StoryQuarterly's Fiction Prize, Idaho Review's Editor's Prize, selection for Best American Short Stories 1993 (ed. Louise Erdrich), and five citations for 100 Distinguished Stories from Best American Short Stories. Her novel The River Beyond the World was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1996. What the Thunder Said, a novella and stories, won the Library of Virginia Literary Award for Fiction in 2008 and the 2008 WILLA Award from Women Writing the West for Contemporary Fiction.

Prize anthology mentions

Best American Short Stories 2015*

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