Karen Joy Fowler has won the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Putnam). The award comes with a $15,000 prize. Fowler will be honored at the 34th annual PEN/Faulkner award ceremony on May 10 at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., along with the four finalists, who each received $5,000.
Among the finalists were Daniel Alarcón for At Night We Walk in Circles (Riverhead Books); Percival Everett for Percival Everett by Virgil Russell (Graywolf Press); Joan Silber for Fools (W.W. Norton & Company); and Valerie Trueblood for Search Party: Stories of Rescue (Counterpoint Press).
The judges—Madison Smartt Bell, Manuel Muñoz, and Achy Obejas—considered more than 430 novels and short story collections by American authors published in the U.S. during the 2013 calendar year.