Here are five finalists for the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The winner will be announced on April 2.
George Saunders is the winner of the 2013 PEN/Malamud Award. His new book Congratulations, by the Way : Some Thoughts on Kindness will be released on April 22, 2014. It is a convocation speech he gave at Syracuse University. Kind thoughts are always welcome.