PEN America Reveals Longlist for the 2017 Literary Awards

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

PEN America has revealed the longlists for its 2017 Literary Awards.

The awards include nine book award longlists. Prizes include: Debut Fiction PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award; PEN Open Book Award PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing; PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography; PEN Award for Poetry in Translation PEN Translation Prize; and PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction, among others. We’ve got the longlist for debut fiction after the jump.

Finalists will be announced on January 18, and winners for most of the awards will be revealed on February 22. The winners will be honored in a ceremony at The New School’s Tishman Auditorium in New York on March 27.

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction ($25,000)

Insurrections by Rion Amilcar Scott (University Press of Kentucky)
We Show What We Have Learned by Clare Beams (Lookout Books/UNC Wilmington)
The Mothers by Brit Bennett (Riverhead Books/Penguin Random House)
The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
When Watched by Leopoldine Core (Penguin Books/Penguin Random House)
Hide by Matthew Griffin (Bloomsbury)
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Alfred A. Knopf/Penguin Random House)
Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss (Gallery/Scout Press/Simon & Schuster)
Hurt People by Cote Smith (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux)
Wreck and Order by Hannah Tennant-Moore (Hogarth/Crown Publishing)

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