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2018 PEN Literary Awards Longlist

The PEN American Center announced the longlists for the 2018 PEN Literary Awards and they include 10 Macmillan titles:

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction
HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES by Carmen Maria Machado

PEN Open Book Award (For an exceptional book-length work of literature by an author of color published in 2017)
LESSONS ON EXPULSION: Poems by Erika L. Sanchez

PEN Translation Prize

PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay
THE ART OF DEATH: Writing the Final Story by Edwidge Danticat
FLANEUSE: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London by Lauren Elkin

PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography
THE TRIALS OF A SCOLD: The Incredible True Story of Writer Anne Royall by Jeff Biggers
YOU SAY TO BRICK: The Life of Louis Kahn by Wendy Lesser
HOUSMAN COUNTRY: Into the Heart of England by Peter Parker

PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
THE BUTCHERING ART: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris

The finalists will be revealed later this month and the winners will be announced on February 20.

To see all the longlists, click here. Congrats to the nominees!

June 2017 Nonfiction Stars

Check out these *stellar* nonfiction titles joining your library shelves soon:

JANE AUSTEN AT HOME: A Biography by Lucy Worsley
“Worsley gives sharply drawn pictures of domesticity in the many homes that Austen inhabited, including her family’s rented houses in Bath and residences where she, her widowed mother, and sister visited as guests before they settled in Chawton, a site of pilgrimage for Janeites. A charming, well-researched journey to ‘Austen-land.’” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Her book is a lovely excavation of Austen’s home life, in which she provides readers access into places such as Pemberley without ever giving too much of herself away. This volume is sure to delight Austen fans, while Worsley’s examination of manuscripts will make new material accessible to scholars unable to visit the British Library, Hampshire Archives, Kent History and Library Centre, or the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Record Office.” Library Journal, starred review

THE ART OF DEATH: Writing the Final Story by Edwidge Danticat
“From ‘The Art of’ series, this emotional, brave work interrogates and bears witness to the ultimate unknown. Will appeal to readers looking for warmth and insight—whatever their personal circumstance.” — Library Journal, starred review

“National Book Critics Circle Award winner Danticat…takes on an unpleasant topic with sensitivity and passion.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review