Don DeLillo's 'Angel Esmeralda' makes Story Prize short list
In this April 9, 2008 file photo, author Don DeLillo speaks at "The Time of His Life", A Celebration of the Life of Norman Mailer tribute at Carnegie Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, file)
Published Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:34AM EST
NEW YORK - Don DeLillo's first book of short stories is up for a literary honour.
DeLillo's "The Angel Esmeralda" is a finalist for the Story Prize, given annually since 2004 for the best story collection. DeLillo, 75, is best known for the novels "Underworld," "White Noise" and "Libra." The other nominees announced Wednesday also have had long careers: Edith Pearlman, whose "Binocular Vision" was a finalist last fall for the National Book Award; and Steven Millhauser, author of "We Others" and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1997 for the novel "Martin Dressler."
The Story Prize winner, to be announced March 21, will receive $20,000.