2017 PEN Literary Awards Finalists

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UPDATE 3/28/17: Congratulations to our PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography winner: BLACK ELK: The Life of an American Visionary by Joe Jackson!
The PEN American Center announced the finalists for the 2017 PEN Literary Awards and they include 7 Macmillan titles:

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction
HURT PEOPLE by Cote Smith

PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay
THE ART OF WAITING: On Fertility, Medicine and Motherhood by Belle Boggs

PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
DREAMLAND: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones

PEN Open Book Award (For an exceptional book-length work of literature by an author of color published in 2016)
THE BOOK OF MEMORY by Petina Gappah
LOOK by Solmaz Sharif
BLACKACRE by Monica Youn

PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography
BLACK ELK: The Life of an American Visionary by Joe Jackson

The winners will be announced on February 22 (except for debut fiction and essay, which will be announced live at the 2017 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony on March 27).

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

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