The PEN/Malamud Award
for Excellence in the Short Story
Awarded annually to writers who have demonstrated exceptional achievement, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story is one of the nation’s most significant literary prizes for the short story form. The fund for the award, established by a generous gift from Bernard Malamud’s family, continues to grow through the generosity of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation’s supporters.
Yiyun Li is the author of seven books of fiction and two books of nonfiction, including her newest novel, THE BOOK OF GOOSE (September 2022). She has received many awards and grants, including a Whiting Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, a Windham-Campbell...
AN ANNUAL TRADITION
The PEN/Malamud Award Ceremony
This rich annual literary event featured a presentation by the winning author, a tribute from the Malamud family, and an in-depth conversation between the winner and another notable PEN/Faulkner author.
Yiyun Li was honored at the annual PEN/Malamud Award Ceremony, held in partnership with American University, on Friday, December 2, 2022, at 7 pm. You can watch the recording of the ceremony below.
HISTORY OF THE AWARD
About Bernard Malamud
During his 37-year writing career, Bernard Malamud received the National Book Award (twice), the Pulitzer Prize, and the Gold Medal for lifetime achievement from the National Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. His published works include The Natural, The Magic Barrel, The Fixer, and The Stories of Bernard Malamud.
The Selection Process
The PEN/Malamud Award winner is selected by members of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation’s Board of Directors, who rely on their own intimate knowledge of the field and the recommendations of a small Advisory Board of literary leaders.
OUR ADVISORY BOARD
Peter Ho Davies
Edward P. Jones
John Edgar Wideman
Charles Baxter, 2021
Lydia Davis, 2020
John Edgar Wideman, 2019
Amina Gautier and Joan Silber, 2018
Jhumpa Lahiri, 2017
Joy Williams, 2016
Deborah Eisenberg, 2015
George Saunders, 2013
James Salter, 2012
Edith Pearlman, 2011
Nam Le and Edward P. Jones, 2010
Cynthia Ozick and Peter Ho Davies, 2008
Elizabeth Spencer, 2007
Adam Haslett and Tobias Wolff, 2006
Lorrie Moore, 2005
Richard Bausch and Nell Freudenberger, 2004
Barry Hannah and Maile Meloy, 2003
Junot Diaz and Ursula K. Le Guin, 2002
Sherman Alexie and Richard Ford, 2001
Ann Beattie and Nathan Englander, 2000
T. Coraghessan Boyle, 1999
Alice Munro, 1997
Joyce Carol Oates, 1996
Stuart Dybek and William Maxwell, 1995
Grace Paley, 1994
Peter Taylor, 1993
Eudora Welty, 1992
Frederick Busch and Andre Dubus, 1991
George Garrett, 1990
Saul Bellow, 1989
John Updike, 1988
Announcing the Winner of the 2023 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
We are excited to announce that Yiyun Li’s The Book of Goose (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) has been selected as the winner of the 2023 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. “In December, we were...
Announcing the Finalists for the 2023 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Judges have selected the five finalists for the 2023 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, America’s most prestigious peer-juried literary prize. The finalists are If I Survive You by Jonathan...
Announcing the Longlist for the 2023 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
We are thrilled to announce the longlist of books for the 2023 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, America’s most prestigious peer-juried literary prize. The longlist includes the following ten titles:...
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