We’re proud to announce the five finalists for the 2012 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, America’s largest peer-juried prize for fiction:
- Russell Banks for Lost Memory of Skin
- Don DeLillo for The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories
- Anita Desai for The Artist of Disappearance
- Steven Millhauser for We Others: New and Selected Stories
- Julie Otsuka for The Buddha in the Attic
The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is a national prize that honors outstanding works of fiction by American writers each year. Three judges, chosen annually by the directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, select five books from among the more than 300 submitted works, making this the largest peer-juried award in the country. This year’s judges were Marita Golden, Maureen Howard, and Steve Yarbrough.
The winner, who will receive $15,000, will be announced on March 26th. The four finalists will receive $5,000 each.
Click here for more information about the finalists and to read our press release. Click here for more information about the 2012 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony, held at the Folger Shakespeare Library on May 5, 2012.