Hernán Díaz, Renee Macalino Rutledge, and Elena Georgiou have been named finalists for the inaugural Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award. The award was created by Fall for the Book, one of Northern Virginia's oldest literary festivals, in order to, "illuminate the complexity of human experience as told by immigrants, whose work is historically underrepresented in writing and publishing."

Díaz was nominated for his novel In the Distance (Coffee House Press, Oct.), Rutledge drew a nomination for The Hour of Daydreams (Forest Avenue Press), and Georgiou was listed for her short story collection The Immigrant's Refrigerator (GenPop Books, Feb.).

A ceremony honoring the winner will take place October 11 at George Mason University.