PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction: (2008)

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This event took place on May 10th 2008 at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is awarded annually by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation to the authors of the year's best works of fiction by living American citizens. The winner receives US $15,000 and each of four runners-up receives US $5000. Finalists read from their works at the presentation ceremony in the Great Hall of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.. The organization claims it to be "the largest peer-juried award in the country."

2008 - Kate Christensen, The Great Man Winner


  • Annie Dillard, The Maytrees
  • David Leavitt, The Indian Clerk
  • T. M. McNally, The Gateway
  • Ron Rash, Chemistry and Other Stories