The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty

The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty is a collection of short stories by Eudora Welty, first published by Houghton Mifflin in 1980. Its first paperback edition (Harvest Books) won a 1983 U.S. National Book Award.[1][lower-alpha 1]

Collected Stories demonstrates the author's ability to write from the point of view of diverse characters ranging from Aaron Burr to a deaf black servant boy, a traveling salesman, eccentric Southern matrons, and countless others.


  1. Welty's Collected Works won the 1983 award for paperback Fiction.
    From 1980 to 1983 in National Book Awards history there were dual hardcover and paperback awards in most categories. Most of the paperback award-winners were reprints, including this one.


  1. "National Book Awards - 1983". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-01-26.
    (With essay by Robin Black from the Awards 60-year anniversary blog.)
Preceded by
Rabbit is Rich
John Updike
National Book Award for Fiction
With: The Color Purple
Alice Walker
Succeeded by
Victory Over Japan: A Book of Stories
Ellen Gilchrist
Preceded by
So Long, See You Tomorrow
William Maxwell
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