William Saroyan International Prize for Writing

Given by William Saroyan Foundation

Other Names: William Saroyan International Prize for Writing Finalist, William Saroyan International Prize for Writing Shortlist
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The Stanford University Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation jointly award the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, a biennial competition for newly-published books. The prize show more commemorates the life, legacy and intentions of William Saroyan - author, artist, dramatist, composer - and is intended to encourage new or emerging writers, rather than to recognize established literary figures. show less
All, Finalist (30), Shortlist (139), No Stage (19)
All, 2022 (2), 2020 (28), 2018 (29), 2016 (28), 2014 (30), 2012 (26), 2010 (29), 2008 (6), 2005 (7), 2003 (3)

Finalist 30

The Traders by Scott Shibuya BrownFiction2018
Lucky Boy by Shanthi SekaranFiction2018
Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here by Angela PalmNonfiction2018
Shakespeare in Swahililand: In Search of a Global Poet by Edward Wilson-LeeNonfiction2018
Now We Will Be Happy (Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction) by Amina GautierFiction2016
Counternarratives by John KeeneFiction2016
Russian Tattoo: A Memoir by Elena GorokhovaNonfiction2016
Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan SouthardNonfiction2016
The Facades: A Novel by Eric LundgrenFiction2014
A Marker to Measure Drift by Alexander MaksikFiction2014
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James BrownNonfiction2014
Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben LernerFiction2012
East of the West: A Country in Stories by Miroslav PenkovFiction2012
Solacers by Arion GolmakaniNonfiction2012
Pulphead: Essays by John Jeremiah SullivanNonfiction2012
Apologize, Apologize! by Elizabeth KellyFiction2010
Concord, Virginia: A Southern Town in Eleven Stories by Peter NeofotisFiction2010
Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life by Brian BrettNonfiction2010
Aesop's Mirror: A Love Story by Maryalice HugginsNonfiction2010
The Understory by Pamela ErensFiction2008
Dead Boys: Stories by Richard LangeFiction2008
Ticket to Exile by Adam David MillerNonfiction2008
Return of the Condor: The Race to Save Our Largest Bird from Extinction by John MoirNonfiction2008
The Calligrapher by Edward DocxFiction2005
Bloodvine by Aris JanigianFiction2005
How to Breathe Underwater by Julie OrringerFiction2005
Chasing the Sea: Lost Among the Ghosts of Empire in Central Asia by Tom BissellNonfiction2005
The Children's Blizzard by David LaskinNonfiction2005
The Impressionist by Hari KunzruFiction2003
Nocturne: A Play by Adam RappFiction2003

Shortlist 139

Tonic and Balm by Stephanie AllenFiction2020
The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish by Katya ApekinaFiction2020
The Hundred Wells of Salaga: A Novel by Ayesha Harruna AttahFiction2020
This Mournable Body by Tsitsi DangarembgaFiction2020
Some Trick: Thirteen Stories by Helen DeWittFiction2020
Sabrina & Corina: Stories by Kali Fajardo-AnstineFiction2020
My Old Faithful: Stories (Juniper Prize for Fiction) by Yang HuangFiction2020
This Is Not a Love Song by Brendan MathewsFiction2020
Aerialists : stories by Mark MayerFiction2020
Winter Kept Us Warm: A Novel by Anne RaeffFiction2020
Once Removed: Stories by Colette SartorFiction2020
Carry You by Glori SimmonsFiction2020
In West Mills by De'Shawn Charles WinslowFiction2020
No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria by Rania AbouzeidNonfiction2020
Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me by Adrienne BrodeurNonfiction2020
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander CheeNonfiction2020
The Last Whalers: Three Years in the Far Pacific with a Courageous Tribe and a Vanishing Way of Life by Doug Bock ClarkNonfiction2020
Neruda: The Poet's Calling by Mark EisnerNonfiction2020
Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation by Robert W. FieselerNonfiction2020
A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice by William E. GlassleyNonfiction2020
Night in the American Village: Women in the Shadow of the U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa by Akemi JohnsonNonfiction2020
Russia's 20th Century: A Journey in 100 Histories by Michael KhodarkovskyNonfiction2020
In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria MachadoNonfiction2020
Why We Fight: One Man’s Search for Meaning Inside the Ring by Josh RosenblattNonfiction2020
The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds by Caroline Van HemertNonfiction2020
The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript, from Genocide to Justice by Heghnar Zeitlian WatenpaughNonfiction2020
The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead: Stories by Chanelle BenzFiction2018
Are You Here for What I’m Here For? by Brian BookerFiction2018
The Hearts of Men: A Novel by Nickolas ButlerFiction2018
Native Believer by Ali EterazFiction2018
The Earth Cries Out by Bonnie EtheringtonFiction2018
The Loss of All Lost Things by Amina GautierFiction2018
Fen by Daisy JohnsonFiction2018
Grace by Paul LynchFiction2018
The Truth About Me by Louise MarburgFiction2018
Desert Boys: Fiction by Chris McCormickFiction2018
No One Is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell WattsFiction2018
Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste by Bianca BoskerNonfiction2018
No Relation by Paula CarterNonfiction2018
Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve by Lenora ChuNonfiction2018
Juliet's Answer: One Man's Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak by Glenn DixonNonfiction2018
What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen by Kate FaganNonfiction2018
The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia LaingNonfiction2018
The Vegetarian's Guide to Eating Meat: A Young Woman's Search for Ethical Food by Marissa LandriganNonfiction2018
Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years by David LittNonfiction2018
City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp by Ben RawlenceNonfiction2018
Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman's Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim by Sabeeha RehmanNonfiction2018
The People Elsewhere: Unbound Journeys with the Storytellers of Myanmar by Lucas StewartNonfiction2018
Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction by Britt WrayNonfiction2018
Faint Promise of Rain by Anjali Mitter DuvaFiction2016
Chase Us: Stories by Sean EnnisFiction2016
A Village in the Fields, A Novel by Patty EnradoFiction2016
'Til the Well Runs Dry by Lauren Francis-SharmaFiction2016
Ghost Horse by Thomas H. McNeelyFiction2016
A Hero by Charlotte R. MendelFiction2016
Waiting for the Electricity: A Novel by Christina NicholFiction2016
The Given World: A Novel by Marian PalaiaFiction2016
Backlands: A Novel by Victoria ShorrFiction2016
Better than war by Siamak VossoughiFiction2016
Speed Kings: The 1932 Winter Olympics and the Fastest Men in the World by Andy BullNonfiction2016
The Four Words for Home by Angie ChuangNonfiction2016
Down from the Mountaintop: From Belief to Belonging by Joshua DolezalNonfiction2016
Dispatches from the Front: The Life of Matthew Halton, Canada's Voice at War by David HaltonNonfiction2016
Bettyville: A Memoir by George HodgmanNonfiction2016
The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World by Joel K. Bourne JrNonfiction2016
The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka's Civil War by Rohini MohanNonfiction2016
A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps: My Mother's Memories of Imprisonment, Immigration, and a Life Remade by Barbara Rylko-BauerNonfiction2016
Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape by Lauret SavoyNonfiction2016
There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and Beyond by Meline ToumaniNonfiction2016
The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return by Kenan TrebincevicNonfiction2016
Crossing the Line: A Marriage across Borders by Linda ValdezNonfiction2016
Gun Dealers' Daughter by Gina ApostolFiction2014
Western Avenue and Other Fictions (Camino del Sol) by Fred ArroyoFiction2014
Y by Marjorie CelonaFiction2014
The Residue Years by Mitchell S. JacksonFiction2014
This Is Paradise: Stories by Kristiana KahakauwilaFiction2014
Birds of Paradise Lost by Andrew LamFiction2014
Huracan by Diana McCaulayFiction2014
The Translator: A Novel by Nina SchuylerFiction2014
The Celestials: A Novel by Karen ShepardFiction2014
In The Land Of Birdfishes by Rebecca Silver SlayterFiction2014
Glaciers by Alexis M. SmithFiction2014
Godforsaken Idaho: stories by Shawn VestalFiction2014
To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care by Cris BeamNonfiction2014
We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust by Ellen CassedyNonfiction2014
The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna GrandeNonfiction2014
Telling Our Way to the Sea: A Voyage of Discovery in the Sea of Cortez by Aaron HirshNonfiction2014
Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation by Yossi Klein HaleviNonfiction2014
The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century by David LaskinNonfiction2014
River Bend Chronicle: The Junkification of a Boyhood Idyll amid the Curious Glory of Urban Iowa by Ben MillerNonfiction2014
Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir by Deborah A. MirandaNonfiction2014
A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story by Qais Akbar OmarNonfiction2014
The Man with the Bionic Brain: And Other Victories over Paralysis by Jon Mukand MD PhDNonfiction2014
Slowspoke: A Unicyclist's Guide to America by Mark SchimmoellerNonfiction2014
God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine by Victoria SweetNonfiction2014
The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers--and the Coming Cashless Society by David WolmanNonfiction2014
The Free World by David BezmozgisFiction2012
Standing at the Crossroads by Charles DavisFiction2012
The Dance Boots: Stories by Linda LeGarde GroverFiction2012
This Is Not Your City by Caitlin HorrocksFiction2012
Dog-Heart by Diana McCaulayFiction2012
Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction) by Melinda MoustakisFiction2012
Skippy Dies by Paul MurrayFiction2012
The Gendarme by Mark T. MustianFiction2012
Shards: A Novel by Ismet PrcicFiction2012
Lunch Bucket Paradise: A True-Life Novel by Fred SetterbergFiction2012
The Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando SkyhorseFiction2012
The Submission by Amy WaldmanFiction2012
Under Surge, Under Siege: The Odyssey of Bay St. Louis and Katrina by Ellis AndersonNonfiction2012
Tales from a Mountain City: A Vietnam War Memoir by Quynh DaoNonfiction2012
The Good Daughter by Jasmin DarznikNonfiction2012
The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam by Eliza GriswoldNonfiction2012
Family of Shadows: A Century of Murder, Memory, and the Armenian American Dream by Garin K. HovannisianNonfiction2012
Black Elephants: A Memoir by Karol NielsenNonfiction2012
Confessions of a Left-Handed Man: An Artist's Memoir (Sightline Books) by Peter SelginNonfiction2012
Rattlesnake Daddy: A Son's Search for His Father by Brent SpencerNonfiction2012
The Torturer's Wife by Thomas GlaveFiction2010
The Southern Cross: Stories by Skip HorackFiction2010
Mathilda Savitch by Victor LodatoFiction2010
Sugarless by James MagruderFiction2010
Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It by Maile MeloyFiction2010
Picking Bones From Ash by Marie Mutsuki MockettFiction2010
The Bigness of the World: Stories by Lori OstlundFiction2010
Auto-Erotica by Stacia Saint OwensFiction2010
The Theory of Light and Matter (Vintage Contemporaries) by Andrew PorterFiction2010
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells TowerFiction2010
Morningside Heights: New York Stories by Joe TsujimotoFiction2010
Me as her again: True Stories of an Armenian Daughter by Nancy AgabianNonfiction2010
Notes from no man's land by Eula BlissNonfiction2010
The Curse of the Labrador Duck: My Obsessive Quest to the Edge of Extinction by Glen ChiltonNonfiction2010
The Fallen Sky: An Intimate History of Shooting Stars by Christopher CokinosNonfiction2010
Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood by Taras GrescoeNonfiction2010
Leaving India: My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents by Minal HajratwalaNonfiction2010
Grass, Sky, Song: Promise and Peril in the World of Grassland Birds by Trevor HerriotNonfiction2010
Opa Nobody by Sonya HuberNonfiction2010
The Past Is Never Dead: The Trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi's Struggle for Redemption by Harry N. MacLeanNonfiction2010
Surviving Paradise: One Year on a Disappearing Island by Peter Rudiak-GouldNonfiction2010
Everyone Had Cameras by Richard Steven StreetNonfiction2010
Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story by Christina ThompsonNonfiction2010

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