Announcing the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award Longlist!

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the PEN/Faulkner Award, we asked this year’s award judges to select a long list of the ten most significant books published in 2019. We are pleased to announce the following books which have been longlisted for the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction:

Sea Monsters – Chloe Aridjis
Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn
Sing to It – Amy Hempel
The Topeka School – Ben Lerner
Where Reasons End – Yiyun Li
The Night Swimmers – Peter Rock
We Cast a Shadow – Maurice Carlos Ruffin
A People’s History of Heaven – Mathangi Subramanian
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous – Ocean Vuong
The Bird King – G. Willow Wilson