Joy Williams has won the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. The author of four collections of short fiction, four novels and two works of nonfiction, Williams will receive the $5,000 prize on December 2 at the Folger Shakespeare Library as part of the PEN/Faulkner Reading Series.
The finalists for the 2016 Chautauqua Prize, which honors a book providing "a richly rewarding reading experience" and the author for "a significant contribution to the literary arts," are:
It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario (Penguin Press)
Off the Radar: A Father's Secret, a Mother's Heroism, and a Son's Quest by Cyrus Copeland (Blue Rider Press)
King of the Gypsies: Stories by Lenore Myka (BkMk Press)
Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God by Steven Nightingale (Counterpoint Press)
Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard (Viking)
No. 4 Imperial Lane by Jonathan Weisman (Twelve Books)
The winner receives $7,500 and all travel and expenses for a one-week summer residency at Chautauqua.