Hammer and Company

I got milk and newspapers from the nearby macolet, the store that sells everything. Its youthful Russian proprietor also supplied me with wine, a bottle every other day. To polish off a bottle of wine in forty-eight hours is not to have an uncontrollable habit; still, after a few months, I became defensive. “I want you to know,” I said while paying for a Tuesday-Wednesday fix, “that I buy a lot of wine because I have a lot of company.” He looked at me intently. “I'm so glad,” he said, with Chekhovian economy.

I was dispatching the wine myself, as we both knew.

From “My Junior Year Abroad” Best of Salon Travel

National Book Critics Circle Award

The Boston Authors Club Annual Award

Finalist for Story Prize and the Los Angeles Times prize and National Book Award

Harold U. Ribalow Award

Edith Pearlman was selected to receive the 24th PEN/Malamud Award.

My Bookstore

Edgar Lewis Wallant Award

ForeWord Book of the Year

PEN/Malamud Award
( 2011)

Pushcart Press
(2008, 2001)

Best American Short Stories
(2012, 2006, 2000, 1998)

Matter of Choice

Prize Stories: The O. Henry Collection
(2003, 1984, 1978)

A Certain Somewhere: Essays from Preservation Magazine

New Stories from the South

Wanderlust: The Best of Salon Travel

Signs of Hope

Antioch Review Distinguished Fiction Award

The Writer's Handbook
(1999, 1996, 1995)

Syndicated Fiction Awards
(1991, 1987)