Aspen Words Literary Prize Winners

The Aspen Words Literary Prize, which operates out of the Aspen Institute, awards $35,000 annually to “an influential work of fiction that illuminates ...more

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The Beekeeper of Aleppo

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4.21 avg rating — 54,457 ratings
Aspen Words Literary Prize (2020)
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An American Marriage

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3.95 avg rating — 289,552 ratings
Aspen Words Literary Prize (2019)
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Exit West

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3.78 avg rating — 112,631 ratings
Aspen Words Literary Prize (2018)
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Heads of the Colored People

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4.13 avg rating — 6,149 ratings
Aspen Words Literary Prize Nominee for Longlist (2019)
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There There

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3.98 avg rating — 129,993 ratings
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If You See Me, Don't Say Hi

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3.81 avg rating — 2,463 ratings
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Bring Out the Dog: Stories

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3.77 avg rating — 390 ratings
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Severance

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3.85 avg rating — 48,445 ratings
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The Incendiaries

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3.24 avg rating — 19,359 ratings
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Where the Dead Sit Talking

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3.36 avg rating — 2,978 ratings
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Petit pays

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4.24 avg rating — 11,897 ratings
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Freshwater

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4.03 avg rating — 17,355 ratings
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Gun Love

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3.74 avg rating — 3,949 ratings
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Brother

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4.02 avg rating — 7,576 ratings
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America Is Not the Heart

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3.94 avg rating — 3,353 ratings
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A Lucky Man

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3.94 avg rating — 1,683 ratings
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The Boat People

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3.99 avg rating — 5,757 ratings
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Friday Black

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4.08 avg rating — 11,131 ratings
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The End We Start From

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3.46 avg rating — 9,272 ratings
Aspen Words Literary Prize Nominee for Longlist (2018)
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Chemistry

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3.72 avg rating — 16,280 ratings
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Difficult Women

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3.98 avg rating — 24,368 ratings
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Lucky Boy

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4.14 avg rating — 11,399 ratings
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The Locals

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3.35 avg rating — 2,603 ratings
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Music of the Ghosts

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3.82 avg rating — 928 ratings
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The Graybar Hotel: Stories

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3.66 avg rating — 890 ratings
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The Tower of the Antilles

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3.54 avg rating — 141 ratings
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The Refugees

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3.88 avg rating — 16,190 ratings
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Harmless Like You

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3.79 avg rating — 2,190 ratings
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Black Moses

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3.43 avg rating — 1,471 ratings
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The Accusation: Forbidden S...

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