2018 PEN America Literary Awards Longlists

The 2018 PEN America Literary Awards Longlists have been announced. Spanning fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, essays, science writing, sports writing, and translation, this year’s awards will confer nearly $315,000 to writers and translators whose literary works were published in 2017. The finalists for all book awards will be announced in January 2018.

Longlisted entries of genre interest are:

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction ($25,000)

  • Black Jesus and Other Superheroes, Venita Blackburn (University of Nebraska Press)
  • Her Body and Other Parties: Stories, Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf Press)

PEN Translation Prize ($3,000)

  • Out in the Open, Jesus Carrasco (Riverhead Books), translated from the Spanish Intemperie by Margaret Jull Costa

PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay ($10,000)

  • No Time to Spare: Thinking about What Matters, Ursula K. Le Guin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing ($10,000)

  • American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World, David Baron (Liveright)

The complete longlist can be seen at PEN America’s website.

[Thanks to JJ for the story.]

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