Finalist For The 2017 PEN Awards

PEN America has announced their finalists for a wide range of awards.

9780812989786_0df0aFor the first time in its history (due to a new award category), a single book is a finalist for two PEN awards, Teju Cole’s Known and Strange Things (PRH/Random House; Recorded Books/Griot Audio; OverDrive Sample). It is a finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, a new prize in 2017, and also a finalist in the Essay category.

The PEN/Jean Stein Book Award recognizes a “book of extraordinary originality and lasting influence judged by an anonymous panel without submissions.”

The other finalists are:

9781940696201_387c8  9780812994827_8a326  9780385535595_c7da8  9780385542364_94521

9781101947135_40918  9780553447439_4bc21  9781101874936_3f9eb

Finalists for other PEN awards that have also been getting year-end best books attention include

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