Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Alexie wins PEN/Faulkner Award

The 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (which was published in 2009) has been announced.

Founded by writers in 1980, and named for William Faulkner, who used his Nobel Prize funds to create an award for young writers, and PEN, the international writers’ organization, the PEN/Faulkner Foundation brings together American writers and readers in a wide variety of programs to promote a love of literature.

This year's winner was Sherman Alexie, for his novel War Dances.

You can read all about the PEN/Faulkner Awards by clicking on this link.

You can see a list of all past PEN/Faulkner winners (hotlinked to our catalog!!) at the BookGuide site or look at the previous ten winners in the PEN/Faulkner list in our new Books, Movies & More pages (not yet updated to include Alexie).

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