2019 Winner

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is pleased to announce that John Edgar Wideman will receive the 2019 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.

John Edgar Wideman’s books include American HistoriesWriting to Save a LifePhiladelphia Fire, Brothers and Keepers, Fatheralong, Hoop Dreams, and Sent for You Yesterday. He is a MacArthur Fellow, has won the PEN/Faulkner Award twice, and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and National Book Award. He divides his time between New York and France.