Aspen Words Literary Prize

Given by Aspen Words

111 Works 78,202 Books 3,873 Reviews ½ 3.9
The Aspen Words Literary Prize, established in 2018, is a $35,000 annual award for an influential work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power show more of literature on thought and culture. show less
Stages:
All, Winner (6), Shortlist (30), Longlist (111)
Years:
All, 2024 (14), 2023 (14), 2022 (16), 2021 (15), 2020 (16), 2019 (16), 2018 (20)
Announced:
2024-04-25: Winner2024 Upcoming
2024-03-13: Shortlist2024 Upcoming
November 2023: Longlist2024 Recent

Winner 6

Shortlist 30

Longlist 111

WorkYear
Chain Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah2024
Temple Folk by Aaliyah Bilal2024
Witness: Stories by Jamel Brinkley2024
The Five Sorrowful Mysteries of Andy Africa by Stephen Buoro2024
Enter Ghost by Isabella Hammad2024
The Laughter by Sonora Jha2024
What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez by Claire Jimenez2024
Yellowface: A Novel by R.F. Kuang2024
I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai2024
The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride2024
When Trying to Return Home: Stories by Jennifer Maritza McCauley2024
The People Who Report More Stress: Stories by Alejandro Varela2024
Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward2024
Land of Milk and Honey: A Novel by C Pam Zhang2024
The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories by Jamil Jan Kochai2023
How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water by Angie Cruz2023
Calling for a Blanket Dance by Oscar Hokeah2023
The Consequences: Stories by Manuel Muñoz2023
All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews2023
When We Were Sisters by Fatimah Asghar2023
Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo2023
If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery2023
The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid2023
The Last Suspicious Holdout: Stories by Ladee Hubbard2023
What We Fed to the Manticore by Talia Lakshmi Kolluri2023
Harry Sylvester Bird by Chinelo Okparanta2023
Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow2023
The Town of Babylon by Alejandro Varela2023
The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton2022
The Arsonists' City by Hala Alyan2022
What Storm, What Thunder by Myriam J. A. Chancy2022
What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad2022
The Five Wounds by Kirstin Valdez Quade2022
Radiant Fugitives by Nawaaz Ahmed2022
The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam2022
A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself by Peter Ho Davies2022
Swimming Back to Trout River by Linda Rui Feng2022
Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge2022
Abundance by Jakob Guanzon2022
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers2022
Hell of a Book by Jason Mott2022
Things We Lost to the Water by Eric Nguyen2022
Bewilderment by Richard Powers2022
Bewilderness by Karen Tucker2022
The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich2021
Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa2021
Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam2021
The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories by Danielle Evans2021
If I Had Two Wings: Stories by Randall Kenan2021
Black Sunday by Tola Rotimi Abraham2021
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett2021
The New Wilderness by Diane Cook2021
Fiebre Tropical: A Novel by Juliana Delgado Lopera2021
The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi2021
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi2021
A Girl is A Body of Water by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi2021
A Children's Bible: A Novel by Lydia Millet2021
Real Life by Brandon Taylor2021
Memorial by Bryan Washington2021
The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri2020
Opioid, Indiana by Brian Allen Carr2020
Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn2020
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli2020
Lot: Stories by Bryan Washington2020
Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha2020
Dominicana by Angie Cruz2020
Sabrina & Corina: Stories by Kali Fajardo-Anstine2020
The Other Americans by Laila Lalami2020
The Beadworkers: Stories by Beth Piatote2020
The Affairs of the Falcóns by Melissa Rivero2020
We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin2020
The World Doesn't Require You: Stories by Rion Amilcar Scott2020
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong2020
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead2020
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson2020
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones2019
Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah2019
Brother by David Chariandy2019
Gun Love by Jennifer Clement2019
There There by Tommy Orange2019
The Boat People by Sharon Bala2019
A Lucky Man: Stories by Jamel Brinkley2019
America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo2019
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi2019
Small Country by Gaël Faye2019
Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson2019
The incendiaries by R. O. Kwon2019
Bring Out the Dog: Stories by Will Mackin2019
Severance by Ling Ma2019
If You See Me, Don't Say Hi: Stories by Neel Patel2019
Heads of the Colored People: Stories by Nafissa Thompson-Spires2019
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid2018
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah2018
What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons2018
Mad Country by Samrat Upadhyay2018
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward2018
Salt Houses by Hala Alyan2018
The Accusation by Bandi2018
Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan2018
The Graybar Hotel: Stories by Curtis Dawkins2018
The Locals by Jonathan Dee2018
Difficult Women by Roxane Gay2018
The End We Start From by Megan Hunter2018
The Leavers by Lisa Ko2018
The Devil and Webster by Jean Hanff Korelitz2018
Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou2018
The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen2018
The Tower of the Antilles by Achy Obejas2018
Music of the Ghosts by Vaddey Ratner2018
Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran2018
Chemistry by Weike Wang2018

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