2023 PEN America Literary Awards Longlist

PEN America has announced their 2023 longlists for a number of literary awards. The awards “will confer over $350,000 to writers and translators. Spanning fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, essay, science writing, translation, and more, these Longlisted books are dynamic, diverse, and thought-provoking examples of literary excellence.” There are 11 awards, many including titles and authors of genre interest.

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

  • The White Mosque, Sofia Samatar (Catapult)
  • Night of the Living Rez, Morgan Talty (Tin House)

Pen Open Book Award ($10,000)

  • Shutter, Ramona Emerson (Soho Crime)

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection ($25,000)

  • What We Fed to the Manticore, Talia Lakshmi Kollluri (Tin House)
  • The Anchored World, Jasmine Sawers (Rose Metal)
  • Night of the Living Rez, Morgan Talty (Tin House)

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

  • A Tiny, Upward Shove, Melissa Chadburn (Farrar, Straus, Giroux)
  • The School for Good Mothers, Jessamine Chan (Simon & Schuster)
  • Shutter, Ramona Emerson (Soho Crime)
  • Nuclear Family, Joseph Han (Counterpoint)
  • How High We Go in the Dark, Sequoia Nagamatsu (Morrow)

PEN Translation Prize ($3,000)

  • JawboneMónica Ojeda, Sarah Booker trans. (Coffee House)
  • Call Me CassandraMarcial Gala, Anna Kushner trans. (Farrar, Straus, Giroux)
  • The Tatami GalaxyTomihiko Morimi, Emily Balistrieri trans. (HarperVia)

For the full longlist, see the PEN America announcement.

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