We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin (One World) and Where Reasons End by Yiyun Li (Random House) are among the five finalists for the 2020 PEN/Faulkner award. The prize “honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year.” This year’s judges are Patricia Engel, Ru Freeman, and Porochista Khakpour.
The winner will receive $15,000 and finalists will each receive $5,000. Final results will be announced on April 6, and the authors will be honored during an award ceremony on May 4, 2020 at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington DC.
For more information, including the complete list of finalists, see the PEN/Faulkner website.