Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (Scribner) and The Dark Dark by Samantha Hunt (FSG Originals) are among the five finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, announced March 7, 2018. The prize “honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year.” This year’s judges are Andrea Barrett, Stacey D’Erasmo, and Alex Espinoza.
The winner will receive $15,000 and finalists will each receive $5,000. The winner will be announced on April 4, 2018 and honored at an award ceremony on May 5, 2018 at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC.
For more information, including a complete list of finalists, see the PEN/Faulkner website.