Finalists for the PEN America Literary Awards have been announced, and include several works of genre interest.
- Where Reasons End, Yiyun Li (Random House)
- The World Doesn’t Require You, Rion Amilcar Scott (Liveright)
PEN Open Book Award
- We Cast a Shadow, Maurice Carlos Ruffin (One World)
PEN Translation Prize
- Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, Olga Tokarczuk (Riverhead)
The awards “will confer over $330,000 to writers and translators whose exceptional literary works were published in 2019.” Awards will also be given in short fiction, poetry, essay, biography, and science writing categories. Winners will be honored at the 2020 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony on March 2, 2020 at the Town Hall in New York City.
For more information, including complete finalists, see the PEN America website.
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