Earlier today, the winner of the PEN/Faulkner was announced:
- Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue
The other finalists are:
- After Disasters, by Viet Dinh
- LaRose, by Louise Erdrich
- What Belongs to You, by Garth Greenwell
- Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, by Sunil Yapa
As noted in Ron Charles’s excellent write-up in The Washington Post (here), this is a mighty diverse list! The only one I’ve read is Erdrich’s LaRose, and I’m thrilled to see it getting this recognition.