The 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award finalists have been announced (see the official site). The winner will be announced on March 19.

  • Threats, by Amelia Gray
  • Kind One, by Laird Hunt
  • Hold It ‘Til It Hurts, by T. Geronimo Johnson
  • Watergate, by Thomas Mallon
  • Everything Begins & Ends at the Kentucky Club, by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

I don’t know anything about any of them. Does anyone have any recommendations from this list?

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