The PEN/Faulkner Foundation has announced the winner of this year’s PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. The prize-winning writer will be in heady company—past winners include Philip Roth, John Updike, E. Annie Proulx and Don DeLillo. Here’s the winner, followed by the finalists, with links to Booklist reviews.
The Buddha in the Attic, by Julie Otsuka
Lost Memory of Skin, by Russell Banks
The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories, by Don DeLillo
The Artist of Disappearance, by Anita Desai
We Others: New and Selected Stories, by Steven Millhauser