2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Longlist Nominees


The Longlist Titles are:


  • Bestiary by K-Ming Chang (One World)
  • Dear Ann by Bobbie Ann Mason (HarperCollins)
  • Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear by Matthew Salesses (Little A)
  • The Knockout Queen by Rufi Thorpe (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • Mother Daughter Widow Wife by Robin Wasserman (Scribner)
  • Nine Shiny Objects by Brian Castleberry (Custom House)
  • The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans (Riverhead)
  • Scattered Lights by Steve Wiegenstein (Cornerpost)
  • The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw (West Virginia University Press)
  • Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (Alfred A. Knopf)

“These extraordinary times have called forth extraordinary art,” said PEN/Faulkner’s Awards Committee Chair, Louis Bayard in a press release, “and the ten titles chosen for our longlist are a powerful reminder that fiction is as essential as ever.”

Follow this link for additional details on the awards ceremony and the nominees.