PEN America has revealed the shortlists for the 2016 PEN Literary Awards.
Writers Mia Alvar, Angela Flournoy, Julie Iromuanya, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Jennifer Tseng are among those shortlisted for the $25,000 prize. The winner will be revealed on April 11 at a ceremony in New York. Follow this link to see the complete list.
“This year’s shortlist demonstrates a vast trove of literary talent, including venerable greats who continue to reach new creative heights as well as brand new voices,” stated Suzanne Nossel, executive director of PEN America. “As the nation’s most comprehensive awards program, the prizes PEN confers play a unique role in highlighting undiscovered authors and works, probing important genres, and reflecting great cultural breadth.”