“Improvement” Wins 2018 Pen/Faulkner Award

Joan Silber wins Pen/Faulkner
Award for Fiction

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction winner is Joan Silber for her novel Improvement (Counterpoint Press)!

Congratulations again to the four finalists:

Hernán Diaz for In the Distance (Coffee House Press)

Samantha Hunt for The Dark Dark (FSG Originals)

Achy Obejas for The Tower of the Antilles (Akashic Books)

Jesmyn Ward for Sing, Unburied, Sing (Scribner)

Read more about the award at the Pen/Faulkner web site.

Joan Silber’s novel Improvement also won this years National Book Critic Circles Award for Fiction and is one of our Books in the Bag recommendations.

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