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Short story anthology includes writing of New Mexico State University professor

New Mexico State University English professor Toni Nelson's short story, "Female Trouble," is included in "Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, 2001," an annual anthology of short stories collected from magazines across the country.



New Mexico State University English professor Toni Nelson's short story, "Female Trouble," is included in "Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, 2001," an annual anthology of short stories collected from magazines across the country.

Trouble" is a humorous three-girls-and-a-guy morality play, and is the title story of a collection of 13 or 14 short stories Nelson plans to have out in April.

"You could say the story is sort of about how men are less developed than women," Nelson said.

Nelson said "Female Trouble" was the most inclusive title for her collection because "my stories are almost always about female trouble of some sort."

The O. Henry Awards were instituted in 1918, as a tribute to the writer O. Henry, who died in 1910. Sixteen stories are included in this year's anthology.

For more information, contact Nelson at (505) 646-3536.

Photo is available at http://kiernan.nmsu.edu/newsphoto/nelson_antonya.jpg.
CUTLINE: New Mexico State University English professor Toni Nelson's short story, "Female Trouble," is included in "Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, 2001," an annual anthology of short stories collected from magazines across the country.

Erin Waldron
Jan. 23, 2002