Here Are the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Finalists!

Congrats to Louise Erdrich, Garth Greenwell, Viet Dinh, Imbolo Mbue, and Sunil Yapa

Imbolo Mbue

Update 4/5: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue has won the 2017 PEN/Faulkner!

The five 2017 PEN/Faulkner award finalists have just been announced, and as Ron Charles at Washington Post notes, it is a very diverse set of finalists. In past years, the award has gone to authors such as Don DeLillo, Sherman Alexie, and Deborah Eisenberg. The winner will get a prize of $15,000, with the runner-ups getting $5,000 each.

Here are the finalists:

What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell (read our review of the novel here and our interview with Greenwell here)

After Disasters by Viet Dinh

LaRose by Louise Erdrich

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue (read Mbue’s recommendations for immigrant literature here)

Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa (read our review here)

Congrats to all the finalists!

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