Our Finalists for the 2022 PEN America Literary Awards

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PEN America has announced the finalists for its 2022 Literary Awards in the categories of debut fiction, nonfiction, essay, biography, poetry, science writing, and translation, plus the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award. Our shortlisted titles published by Penguin Random House imprints, and a Penguin Random House Publisher Services client publisher, are presented below.

PEN/Jean Stein Book Award

PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction

PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Prize for Biography

PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection

PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

PEN/Voelker Award for Poetry

  • MUTINY by Phillip B. Williams (Penguin Books)

PEN Award for Poetry in Translation

  • EXHAUSTED ON THE CROSS by Najwan Darwish Translated from the Arabic by Kareem James Abu-Zeid (New York Review Books, a PRHPS client publisher)

To view the complete shortlists for 2022 PEN America Literary Awards, click here.

Congratulations to all of our finalists, their editors and publishers.

The 2022 PEN America Literary Awards will be announced at a ceremony at Manhattan’sTown Hall on February 28.

Posted: January 27, 2022