2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony: Atticus Lish (2015)

This event happened on May 2nd 2015 at Folger Theatre.

We are proud to announce that Atticus Lish was the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for Preparation for the Next Life.

America’s largest peer-juried prize for fiction honors this year’s winner and four finalists in an evening of readings and presentations by the judges, hosted by BJ Novak. The finalists were as follows:

Jeffery Renard Allen for Song of the Shank (Graywolf Press)

Jennifer Clement for Prayers for the Stolen (Hogarth)

Atticus Lish for Preparation for the Next Life (Tyrant)

Emily St. John Mandel for Station Eleven (Alfred A. Knopf)

Jenny Offill for Dept. of Speculation (Alfred A. Knopf)