Here Are the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Finalists!
Congrats to Louise Erdrich, Garth Greenwell, Viet Dinh, Imbolo Mbue, and Sunil Yapa
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:
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!