PEN/Faulkner Awards

By: Otsuka, Julie, 1962-
Presents the stories of six Japanese mail-order brides whose new lives in early twentieth-century San Francisco are marked by backbreaking migrant work, cultural struggles, children who reject their heritage, and the prospect of wartime internment.
By: Eisenberg, Deborah.
Presents a collection of short stories that portray contemporary American life.
By: Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
A collection of short stories includes the title story, in which a famous writer, who just learned he may have a brain tumor, must decide how to care for his distant, American Indian father who is slowly dying.
By: O'Neill, Joseph, 1964-
Abandoned amid the offbeat inhabitants of the Chelsea Hotel when his English wife and son return to London following September 11th, Hans, a banker originally from the Netherlands, struggles to find himself in his adopted country, until he stumbles upon a vibrant New York cricket subculture and the charismatic Chuck Ramkissoon. 40,000 first printing.
By: Christensen, Kate, 1962-
Following the death of New York City painter Oscar Feldman, an artist known for his paintings of the female nude, two rival biographers compete and collide as they set out to tell his life story, with the help of his wife Abigail, sister Maxine, and Teddy, his longtime mistress, in a satirical novel of literary rivalry. By the author of The Epicure's Lament. 25,000 first printing.
By: Roth, Philip.
A successful commercial artist with three very different ex-wives, a daughter who adores him, and two sons who despise him, the protagonist finds his confidence, sense of independence, and well-being undermined by an attack of illness in middle age.
By: Doctorow, E. L., 1931-
Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's devastating march through Georgia and the Carolinas during the final years of the Civil War has a profound impact on the outcome of the war, in a richly textured, evocative historical novel that captures the full experience of the diverse characters caught up in the struggle. 150,000 first printing.
By: Jin, Ha, 1956-
Captured by enemy forces, Yu Yuan, a Chinese army officer serving in Korea in 1951, takes on the role of interpreter due to his proficiency in English, a role that places him in a conflict between his fellow prisoners and their captors.
By: Updike, John.
Encompassing nearly all of the author's short fiction published between 1953 and 1975, this anthology of 103 stories ranges from his first work, "Ace in the Hole," to "Love Song, for a Moog Synthesizer."
By: Patchett, Ann.
When terrorists seize hostages at an embassy party, an unlikely assortment of people is thrown together, including American opera star Roxane Coss, and Mr. Hosokawa, a Japanese CEO and her biggest fan. By the author of The Magician's Assistant. 75,000 first printing.
By: Roth, Philip.
A college professor with a sexual indiscretion in his past is hounded from his job by academic enemies who label him a racist
By: Jin, Ha, 1956-
An ambitious and dedicated Chinese doctor, Lin Kong finds himself torn between two very different women--the educated and dynamic nurse with whom he has fallen in love and his traditional, meek, and humble wife.
By: Cunningham, Michael, 1952-
In a novel of love, family inheritance, and desperation, the author of Flesh and Blood offers a fictional account of Virginia Woolf's last days and her friendship with a poet living in his mother's shadow. 40,000 first printing.
By: Fowler, Karen Joy.
Coming of age in middle America, 18-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister. By the best-selling author of The Jane Austen Book Club.
By: Sáenz, Benjamin Alire.
Presents a collection of short stories about contradiction and conflict in the lives of those who reside on the border lands around the Rio Grande.