Sunday, March 1, 2009

2009 Pen/Faulkner Award

The winner of the Pen/Faulkner award - an annual award honouring American fiction writing - is Joseph O’Neill for his book Netherland.

Here’s what the New York Times said: “Joseph O’Neill’s novel “Netherland” was named the winner of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Faulkner Foundation said on Wednesday. The honor for “Netherland,” about a Dutch-born equities analyst, his British wife and their son, who live in New York during the Sept. 11 attack and its aftermath, is something of a comeback for Mr. O’Neill... The novel, though widely praised, was shut out in the National Book Awards and the National Book Critics Circle awards.”

The other four finalists for this year’s award were:

Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
for Ms. Hempel Chronicles
Susan Choi for A Person of Interest
Richard Price for Lush Life
Ron Rash for Serena

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