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Here are the finalists for this year’s PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

Katie Yee

March 3, 2020, 2:34pm

The PEN/Faulkner Award celebrates the best published works of fiction by American citizens. It is the largest peer-juried award in the country, with three writers being selected by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation to act as jurors. Patricia Engel, Ru Freeman, and Porochista Khakpour made up this year’s panel. They have selected the following five finalists. Congratulations to all!

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sea monsters

Chloe Aridjis, Sea Monsters
(Catapult)

where reasons end

Yiyun Li, Where Reasons End 
(Random House)

Peter Rock, The Night Swimmers
(Soho Press)

we cast a shadow

Maurice Carlos Ruffin, We Cast a Shadow
(One World)

Ocean Vuong, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (Penguin Press)

Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
(Penguin Press)

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The 40th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony will be held on May 4th at the Willard Hotel in Washington D.C.

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