Deborah Eisenberg Wins the PEN/Faulker Award for Fiction!

Deborah Eisenberg Wins the PEN/Faulker Award for Fiction!

Congratulations to Deborah Eisenberg whose anthology of short stories (THE COLLECTED STORIES OF DEBORAH EISENBERG) was awarded the 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction! 

From the press release

 

Eisenberg's stories have long been admired for their exceptional language and nuanced evocation of thought and emotion. About this collection, judge Laura Furman says, “From the first to the last of her collected stories, Deborah Eisenberg demonstrates her sharp intelligence, literary inventiveness, and her clear understanding of human interconnectedness as it exists in isolation. 

The PEN/Faulkner Award was first given in 1981. Past winners include last year’s winner Sherman Alexie, and Joseph O’Neill, E.L. Doctorow, Ann Patchett, Philip Roth, John Updike, and John Edgar Wideman, among others.

Eisenberg will be awarded her prize in a ceremony on May 7th at the Folger Theatre in Washington DC. [...]

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Deborah Eisenberg is a Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner

Deborah Eisenberg is a Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner

Huge congratulations to Deborah Eisenberg whose anthology, THE COLLECTED STORIES OF DEBORAH EISENBERG, has been named a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction!

Eisenberg's stories have long been admired for their exceptional language and nuanced evocation of thought and emotion. In story after story, the dialogue is crisp, idiosyncratic, and revelatory, yet what is frequently revealed is, as Jean Thompson for the New York Times puts it, "her characters’ well rendered and profound unease at inhabiting an uneasy world."

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