PEN/Faulkner Award

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Other Names: PEN/Faulkner Award finalist
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The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is a national prize which honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year. Three judges, chosen annually by the directors of the show more PEN/Faulkner Foundation, select five books from among the more than 300 works submitted, making this the largest peer-juried award in the country. The winning writer and four finalists are honored at a ceremony held in Washington at the Folger Shakespeare Library in May. show less
All, Winner (42), Finalist (169)
All, 2023 (1), 2022 (5), 2021 (1), 2020 (5), 2019 (5), 2018 (5), 2017 (5), 2016 (5), 2015 (5), 2014 (5), 2013 (5), 2012 (5), 2011 (5), 2010 (5), 2009 (5), 2008 (5), 2007 (5), 2006 (5), 2005 (5), 2004 (5), 2003 (5), 2002 (5), 2001 (5), 2000 (5), 1999 (5), 1998 (5), 1997 (5), 1996 (5), 1995 (5), 1994 (5), 1993 (5), 1992 (5), 1991 (5), 1990 (5), 1989 (5), 1988 (5), 1987 (5), 1986 (6), 1985 (5), 1984 (6), 1983 (6), 1982 (6), 1981 (5)

Winner 42

The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li2023
The Wrong End of the Telescope by Rabih Alameddine2022
Sea Monsters by Chloe Aridjis2020
Call Me Zebra by Azareen van der Vliet Oloomi2019
Improvement by Joan Silber2018
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue2017
Delicious Foods by James Hannaham2016
Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lish2015
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler2014
Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club by Benjamin Alire Sáenz2013
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka2012
The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg by Deborah Eisenberg2011
War Dances by Sherman Alexie2010
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill2009
The Great Man by Kate Christensen2008
Everyman by Philip Roth2007
The March by E. L. Doctorow2006
War Trash by Ha Jin2005
The Early Stories: 1953-1975 by John Updike2004
The Caprices by Sabina Murray2003
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett2002
The Human Stain by Philip Roth2001
Waiting by Ha Jin2000
The Hours by Michael Cunningham1999
The Bear Comes Home by Rafi Zabor1998
Women in Their Beds: New and Selected Stories by Gina Berriault1997
Independence Day by Richard Ford1996
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson1995
Operation Shylock: A Confession by Philip Roth1994
Postcards by Annie Proulx1993
Mao II by Don DeLillo1992
Philadelphia Fire by John Edgar Wideman1991
Billy Bathgate by E. L. Doctorow1990
Dusk and Other Stories by James Salter1989
World's End by T. C. Boyle1988
Soldiers in Hiding: A Novel (Rediscovery) by Richard Wiley1987
The Oracle at Stoneleigh Court : Stories by Peter Taylor1986
The Barracks Thief by Tobias Wolff1985
Sent for You Yesterday by John Edgar Wideman1984
Seaview by Toby Olson1983
The Chaneysville Incident by David Bradley1982
How German Is It by Walter Abish1981

Finalist 169

Radiant Fugitives by Nawaaz Ahmed2022
The President and the Frog by Carolina De Robertis2022
Dear Miss Metropolitan by Carolyn Ferrell2022
How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue2022
Mother Daughter Widow Wife by Robin Wasserman2021
Where Reasons End by Yiyun Li2020
The Night Swimmers by Peter Rock2020
We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin2020
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong2020
Tomb of the Unknown Racist: A Novel by Blanche McCrary Boyd2019
The Overstory by Richard Powers2019
Love War Stories by Ivelisse Rodriguez2019
Don't Skip Out on Me by Willy Vlautin2019
In the Distance by Hernan Diaz2018
The Dark Dark by Samantha Hunt2018
The Tower of the Antilles by Achy Obejas2018
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward2018
After Disasters by Viet Dinh2017
LaRose by Louise Erdrich2017
What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell2017
Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa2017
Mr. and Mrs. Doctor by Julie Iromuanya2016
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen2016
Mendocino Fire: Stories by Elizabeth Tallent2016
The Water Museum: Stories by Luis Alberto Urrea2016
Song of the Shank: A Novel by Jeffery Renard Allen2015
Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement2015
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel2015
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill2015
At Night We Walk in Circles by Daniel Alarcón2014
Percival Everett by Virgil Russell by Percival Everett2014
Fools: Stories by Joan Silber2014
Search Party: Stories of Rescue by Valerie Trueblood2014
Threats by Amelia Gray2013
Kind One by Laird Hunt2013
Hold It 'Til It Hurts by T. Geronimo Johnson2013
Watergate by Thomas Mallon2013
Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks2012
The Angel Esmeralda by Don DeLillo2012
The Artist of Disappearance by Anita Desai2012
We Others: New and Selected Stories by Steven Millhauser2012
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan2011
Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon2011
Model Home by Eric Puchner2011
Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives: Stories by Brad Watson2011
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver2010
Homicide Survivors Picnic and Other Stories by Lorraine M. Lopez2010
A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore2010
Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead2010
Ms. Hempel Chronicles by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum2009
A Person of Interest by Susan Choi2009
Lush Life by Richard Price2009
Serena by Ron Rash2009
The Maytrees: A Novel by Annie Dillard2008
The Indian Clerk by David Leavitt2008
The Gateway: Stories by T. M. McNally2008
Chemistry and Other Stories by Ron Rash2008
The Dead Fish Museum: Stories by Charles D'Ambrosio2007
Twilight of the Superheroes: Stories by Deborah Eisenberg2007
The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel by Amy Hempel2007
All Aunt Hagar's Children by Edward P. Jones2007
A Sudden Country by Karen Fisher2006
I Got Somebody in Staunton: Stories by William Henry Lewis2006
Last Night by James Salter2006
The Chrysanthemum Palace by Bruce Wagner2006
The Green Lantern: A Romance of Stalinist Russia by Jerome Charyn2005
The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat2005
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson2005
Prisoners of War by Steve Yarbrough2005
Elroy Nights by Frederick Barthelme2004
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer2004
A Distant Shore by Caryl Phillips2004
Old School by Tobias Wolff2004
The City of Your Final Destination by Peter Cameron2003
Roscoe by William Kennedy2003
The Ecstatic by Victor LaValle2003
Little Casino by Gilbert Sorrentino2003
Sister Noon by Karen Joy Fowler2002
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen2002
The Hunters by Claire Messud2002
The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri2002
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon2001
Harry Gold by Millicent Dillon2001
The Name of the World by Denis Johnson2001
Off Keck Road by Mona Simpson2001
The Night Inspector by Frederick Busch2000
Pu-239 And Other Russian Fantasies by Ken Kalfus2000
Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout2000
Siam: or The Woman Who Shot a Man by Lily Tuck2000
Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks1999
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver1999
Starting Out in the Evening by Brian Morton1999
The Doctor Stories1999
The Hundred Brothers by Donald Antrim1998
The Mercy Seat by Rilla Askew1998
Because They Wanted to: Stories by Mary Gaitskill1998
The Ordinary Seaman by Francisco Goldman1998
St. Burl's Obituary by Daniel Akst1997
The Book of Mercy by Kathleen Cambor1997
Atticus by Ron Hansen1997
The Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica Kincaid1997
All Souls' Rising by Madison Smartt Bell1996
The Tunnel by William H. Gass1996
When the World Was Steady by Claire Messud1996
The Good Negress by A. J. Verdelle1996
Children in the Woods by Frederick Busch1995
Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi1995
What I Lived For by Joyce Carol Oates1995
Various Antidotes (Stories) by Joanna Scott1995
Van Gogh's Room at Arles: Three Novellas (Contemporary American Fiction) by Stanley Elkin1994
The Magic of Blood by Dagoberto Gilb1994
Bone by Fae Myenne Ng1994
Not Where I Started From by Kate Wheeler1994
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories by Robert Olen Butler1993
The long night of white chickens by Francisco Goldman1993
Natural History by Maureen Howard1993
Talking to the Dead by Sylvia Watanabe1993
Frog by Stephen Dixon1992
Extraordinary People by Paul Gervais1992
White People by Allan Gurganus1992
The Almanac Branch (Norton Paperback Fiction) by Bradford Morrow1992
The Music of Chance by Paul Auster1991
A Gentleman's Guide to the Frontier: A Novel by Joanne Meschery1991
The Barnum Museum by Steven Millhauser1991
Arrogance by Joanna Scott1991
Affliction by Russell Banks1990
The Jump-Off Creek by Molly Gloss1990
On the Island: New and Selected Stories by Josephine Jacobsen1990
Leaving Brooklyn by Lynne Sharon Schwartz1990
The Tenants of Time by Thomas Flanagan1989
Vanished by Mary McGarry Morris1989
The Corner of Rife and Pacific by Thomas Savage1989
The Death of Methuselah and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer1989
Spirits and other stories by Richard Bausch1988
That Night by Alice McDermott1988
The Messiah of Stockholm by Cynthia Ozick1988
Imagining Argentina by Lawrence Thornton1988
The Sportswriter by Richard Ford1987
Expensive Habits by Maureen Howard1987
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Tales and Conjurations by Charles Johnson1987
Collaborators by Janet Kauffman1987
Carpenter's Gothic by William Gaddis1986
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry1986
The Tree of Life by Hugh Nissenson1986
The Christmas Wife by Helen Norris1986
Later the Same Day by Grace Paley1986
Stones for Ibarra by Harriet Doerr1985
The Dixie Association (Voices of the South) by Donald Hays1985
Family Dancing by David Leavitt1985
On Glory's Course by James Purdy1985
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford by Ron Hansen1984
Ironweed by William J. Kennedy1984
At the Bottom of the River by Jamaica Kincaid1984
The Stories of Bernard Malamud by Bernard Malamud1984
The Cannibal Galaxy by Cynthia Ozick1984
Grace Abounding by Maureen Howard1983
Shiloh and Other Stories by Bobbie Ann Mason1983
The Portage to San Cristobal of A.H. by George Steiner1983
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler1983
Birthplace Moving Into Nearness by William S. Wilson1983
Sixty Stories by Donald Barthelme1982
Take me back: A novel by Richard Bausch1982
Ellis Island and Other Stories by Mark Helprin1982
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson1982
A Flag for Sunrise by Robert Stone1982
The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard1981
The Second Coming by Walker Percy1981
Aberration of Starlight by Gilbert Sorrentino1981
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole1981


The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is a national prize which honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year. Three judges, chosen annually by the directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, select five books from among the more than 300 works submitted, making this the largest peer-juried award in the country. The winning writer and four finalists are honored at a ceremony held in Washington at the Folger Shakespeare Library in May. (English, Member-written)
The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is a national prize that honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year. (English, Member-written)


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