Jonathan Escoffery is the recipient of the 2020 Plimpton Prize for Fiction, a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, and the 2020 ASME Award for Fiction. His fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, American Short Fiction, Prairie Schooner, AGNI,...
PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist, Past
Finalist for the 2022 PEN/Faulkner Award for FictionRabih Alameddine is the author of the novels An Unnecessary Woman; I, the Divine; Koolaid; The Hakawati; and the story collection The Perv. In 2019, he won the Dos Passos Prize. Purchase The Wrong End of the...
Finalist for the 2022 PEN/Faulkner Award for FictionNawaaz Ahmed was born in Tamil Nadu, India. Before turning to writing, he was a computer scientist, researching search algorithms for Yahoo. He holds an MFA from University of Michigan–Ann Arbor and is the winner of...
Finalist for the 2022 PEN/Faulkner Award for FictionCarolina de Robertis is the author of five novels, including Cantoras, winner of both a Stonewall Book Award and a Reading Women Award, and a finalist for both the Kirkus Prize and a Lambda Literary Award; it was...
Finalist for the 2022 PEN/Faulkner Award for FictionCarolyn Ferrell is the author of the short-story collection Don’t Erase Me, which received the Art Seidenbaum Award of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize program, the John C. Zacharis Award given by Ploughshares, and...
Finalist for the 2022 PEN/Faulkner Award for FictionImbolo Mbue is the author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. The novel has been translated into eleven...
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw
Scattered Lights by Steve Wiegenstein
Mother Daughter Widow Wife by Robin Wasserman
The Knockout Queen by Rufi Thorpe
Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear by Matthew Salesses
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
The Night Swimmers by Peter Rock
Where Reasons End by Yiyun Li
Don’t Skip Out on Me by Willy Vlautin
Love War Stories by Ivelisse Rodriguez
The Overstory by Richard Powers
Tomb of the Unknown Racist by Blanche McCrary Boyd
2018 Joan Silber, Improvement FINALISTS: Hernán Diaz, In The Distance Samantha Hunt, The Dark Dark Achy Obejas, The Tower of the Antilles Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing 2017 Imbolo Mbue, Behold the Dreamers FINALISTS: Viet Dinh, After Disasters Louise Erdrich,...
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