March 23, 2010, 11:58 am
Alexie Wins PEN/Faulkner Fiction Prize
By Motoko Rich, New York Times
Sherman Alexie was named the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction on Tuesday for “War Dances,” a collection of stories and poems. Mr. Alexie’s book, along with books by the other finalists, Barbara Kingsolver, Lorraine M. López, Lorrie Moore and Colson Whitehead, was selected from about 350 novels and short story collections published by American authors in 2009.
Mr. Alexie, who also won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature in 2007 for “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” will receive $15,000 from the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.
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