Blog: Winner of the 2012 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction


The PEN/Faulkner Foundation has announced the winner of the 2012 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, a national prize that honors outstanding works of fiction by American writers each year. Three judges, chosen annually by the directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, selected the winner and four finalists from among the more than 300 submitted works, making this the largest peer-juried award in the country. This year’s judges were Marita Golden, Maureen Howard, and Steve Yarbrough.

Julie Otsuka will receive $15,000, while the four finalists will receive $5,000 each.


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