2021 PEN America Finalists

Finalists for the 2021 PEN America Literary Awards have been announced, and include several works of genre interest.

PEN/Jean Stein Book Award ($75,000)

PEN Open Book Award ($10,000)

PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel ($10,000)

PEN Translation Prize ($3,000)

  • Ornamental, Juan Cárdenas, translanted by Lizzie Davis (Coffee House)
  • Girls Lost, Jessica Schiefauer, translated by Saskia Vogel (Deep Vellum)

PEN America “will confer over $380,000 to writers and translators across all stages of their careers.” Categories include poetry, essay, biography, and science writing. The winners will be announced April 8, 2021.

For more information, including the complete list of finalists, see the PEN America website.

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