2022 PEN America Literary Awards Finalists

Congratulations to our 2022 PEN America Literary Awards finalists:

PEN/Jean Stein Book Award
THE TREES by Percival Everett

PEN Open Book Award
NAMES FOR LIGHT: A Family History by Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint

PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel

PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay
HOMO IRREALIS: Essays by André Aciman

PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry Collection
YELLOW RAIN by Mai Der Vang
FRANK: sonnets by Diane Seuss

PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
BELIEVERS: Making a Life at the End of the World by Lisa Wells

PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
LET THE RECORD SHOW: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 by Sarah Schulman

Winners will be announced at the Literary Awards Ceremony on February 28, 2022 at 8pm at The Town Hall in New York City.

Since 1963, the PEN America Literary Awards have honored outstanding voices in translation, fiction, poetry, science writing, essay, sports writing, biography, children’s literature, and drama. With the help of their partners, PEN America confers over 20 distinct awards, fellowships, grants and prizes each year, awarding nearly $350,000 to writers and translators.

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