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Old 11-22-2010, 01:54 AM   #1
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The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

I usually pay attention to the major literary awards: The Man Booker Prize, The Pulitzer Prize, The Nobel Prize, etc. I may not end up reading the winners or those shortlisted, but I think they are excellent places to sift around for books I may be interested in.

One award has always stood out for me: the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. For some reason, this is the one I keep coming back to to find new authors and good books. I've only ever had one slightly disappointing experience with a Pen/Faulkner winner, and even that was still a decent read. I'm not sure yet which one I'll pick to read next (any recommendations?), but here are some I suggest for others:

2007 Philip Roth, Everyman
2002 Ann Patchett, Bel Canto
2001 Philip Roth, The Human Stain
2000 Ha Jin, Waiting
1995 David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars

What are your thoughts on the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction?
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I liked some of the winnersi hated others. But since I hated more than I liked, I usually don't pay attention to this award. Booker and Pulitzer are my things
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Which ones did you like, and which ones didn't you like?
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