The finalists for the 2012 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction have been announced (here). The winner will be named on March 26.
- Lost Memory of Skin, by Russell Banks
- The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories, by Don DeLillo
- The Artist of Disappearance, by Anita Desai
- We Others: New and Selected Stories, by Steven Millhauser
- The Buddha in the Attic, by Julie Otsuka
The only one I’ve read is We Others, and I fully endorse it (my review here). I’m happy to see two of the finalists are short story collections.