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2019 PEN America Awards Longlist

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message 1: by ColumbusReads (new)

ColumbusReads (coltrane01) | 3702 comments Mod
2019 Longlist...HOTCP for Debut Fiction AND the Open Book Award..yes, hope it wins!

https://pen.org/2019longlists/


message 2: by Beverly (new)

Beverly | 2871 comments Mod
Columbus wrote: "2019 Longlist...HOTCP for Debut Fiction AND the Open Book Award..yes, hope it wins!

https://pen.org/2019longlists/"


Thanks for sharing.

I have always liked this prize list as it usually has some of my favorites and of course more to add to my tbr list.

I too want HOTCP to win.


message 3: by Beverly (new)

Beverly | 2871 comments Mod
HOTCP did win the Open Book Award last night.
The PEN Hemingway Award for Debut Novel will not be announced until later.

Friday Black won the PEN/Jean Stein Award ($75,000)

And Imani Perry won for the biography Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry.

Here is a link to all of the winners:
https://pen.org/2019-winners/


message 4: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Rigg | 88 comments Ooh, that biography of Lorraine Hansberry looks interesting. I became intrigued by her while watching the documentary "What Happened, Miss Simone?"


message 5: by ColumbusReads (new)

ColumbusReads (coltrane01) | 3702 comments Mod
Beverly wrote: "HOTCP did win the Open Book Award last night.
The PEN Hemingway Award for Debut Novel will not be announced until later.

Friday Black won the PEN/Jean Stein Award ($75,000)

And [a..."


[book:Friday Black|37570595] that’s huge! Did you see the competition! Wow!

So happy that HOTCP won as you know Beverly. One of my favorite short story collections ever!


message 6: by M.A. (new)

M.A. Williamson (authorwill) | 5 comments Thanks for sharing. However, how does an author enter for consideration for this literary award. Was on their website searching but can't seem to find an answer.
Thanks for your reply in advance.


message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Rigg | 88 comments M.A. wrote: "Thanks for sharing. However, how does an author enter for consideration for this literary award. Was on their website searching but can't seem to find an answer.
Thanks for your reply in advance."


Members of the PEN America organization nominate books each year.

https://pen.org/literary-awards/awards/


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