Announcing the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award Longlist

by | Jan 29, 2020 | Award News, Voices from PEN/Faulkner

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

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