The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg (Picador) was named the winner of the 2010 PEN/Faulkner award. The collection brings together stories from four different volumes of Eisenberg's work, including Twilight of the Superheroes, which was nominated for a PEN/Faulkner in 2007. The judges selected Eisenberg's book from among 320 submissions--both novels and short story collections--and she will receive a $15,000 prize.
The four finalists for the award--Jennifer Egan (A Visit from the Goon Squad), Jaimy Gordon (Lord of Misrule), Eric Puchner (Model Home), and Brad Watson (Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives)--will each receive $5,000. The finalists and Eisenberg will be honored in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 7. Tickets for the event, which are $100, can be purchased at www.folger.edu/penfaulkneraward.