Named for William Faulkner, who used his Nobel Prize funds to create an award for young writers, and affiliated with PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists), the international writers' organization, the PEN/Faulkner Award was founded by writers in 1980 to honor their peers. The award judges -- working fiction writers all -- each read approximately 300 novels and short story collections to select a winner and four nominees. The winner, or "first among equals," receives $15,000; each of the others receives $5,000, making PEN/Faulkner the largest juried award for fiction in the United States.
For more information, and to see a list of the other nominees for each year, please visit the Official PEN/Faulkner Award Web site. All books owned by Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked to their entries in our library catalog, so that you may check on their current availability. If you see a title on this list that is not hotlinked to our collection, please consider ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department.PEN/Faulkner Award Winners for Best Novel
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