Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Awards: PEN/Faulkner Shortlist; Women's Prize Longlist; and More

Publishers Lunch

The PEN/Faulkner Award announced its shortlist, with the winner to be named April 5:

James Hannaham, Delicious Foods (Littie, Brown)
Julie Iromuanya, Mr. and Mrs. Doctor (Coffee House)
Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer (Grove)
Elizabeth Tallent, Mendocino Fire (Harper)
Luis Alberto Urrea, The Water Museum (Little, Brown)

Separately, LeeAnne Walters and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha of Flint, Michigan, will receive the 2016 PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award at the PEN Literary Gala on May 16.

The Women's Prize for Fiction announced their longlist of 20 books, with the shortlist due on April 11 and the winner to be named at a ceremony on June 8. The longlist featured eleven debut novels, (one self-published) as well as the Costa fiction winner A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson and Booker Prize and National Book Award finalist A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. The rest of the list includes:

Shirley Barrett, Rush Oh!
Cynthia Bond, Ruby
Geraldine Brooks, The Secret Chord
Becky Chambers, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Jackie Copleton, A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
Rachel Elliott, Whispers Through a Megaphone
Anne Enright, The Green Road
Petina Gappah, The Book of Memory
Vesna Goldsworthy, Gorsky
Clio Gray, The Anatomist’s Dream
Melissa Harrison, At Hawthorn Time
Attica Locke, Pleasantville
Lisa McInerney, The Glorious Heresies
Elizabeth McKenzie, The Portable Veblen
Sara Nović, Girl at War
Julia Rochester, The House at the Edge of the World
Hannah Rothschild, The Improbability of Love
Elizabeth Strout, My Name is Lucy Barton

The Taylor Prize for nonfiction was awarded to Rosemary Sullivan for Stalin's Daughter.

The Lambda Literary Awards announced their nominees, across 23 categories. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in New York on June 6. 

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