Sherman Alexie was selected as the winner of the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his collection of short stories, War Dances.
350 novels and short story collections by American authors published in the US during the 2009 calendar year were considered. The winner will be awarded $15,000 and the four finalists will receive $5,000.
The four finalists are Barbara Kingsolver for The Lacuna: A Novel, Lorraine M. Lopex for Homicide Survivors Picnic and Other Stories, Lorrie Moore for A Gate at the Stairs, and Colson Whitehead for Sag Harbor: A Novel.
For more information about the award, click here.
If you would like to attend the award ceremony in Washington D.C, it will be held at the Folger Shakespeare Library on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $100. Visit www.folger.edu/penfaulkneraward to purchase tickets.
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