Allison Alsup wins a 2014 O’Henry Prize for a story published in the New Orleans Review

Local author Allison Alsup was among the winners of the 2014 O’Henry Prize, which honored her short story “Old Houses” published in issue 38.1 of the New Orleans Review. Alsup’s story will be included in the anthology The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014, to be released in September by Random House.

The annual O’Henry anthology intends to collect the best short fiction published in literary journals around the world. Alsup will appear in this year’s installment alongside authors such as National Book Award-winner Louise Erdrich. Other stories in the anthology were initially published in places such as the New YorkerHarvard ReviewTin House, and Granta.