We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves wins PEN/Faulkner Award
The finalists were chosen, and the winner has been selected for the PEN/Faulkner 2014 Award for Fiction!
Karen Joy Fowler has won the 34th PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.
The four finalists for the award are:
Daniel Alarcón for his novel At Night We Walk in Circles
Percival Everett for his novel Percival Everett by Virgil Russell
Joan Silber for her collection of short stories Fools
Valerie Trueblood for her collection of short stories Search Party: Stories of Rescue
About the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction:
The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is a national prize which honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year. Three writers are chosen annually by the directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation to serve as judges for the prize, and these judges are asked to select five books (from among the more than 350 works submitted each year) as finalists for the award, making this the largest peer-juried award in the country.
To find out more about this award:
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