PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Finalists Announced
The finalists for the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, which honors "a book-length work of any genre for its originality, merit, and impact" and comes with a prize of $75,000, have been announced. The finalists are:
- Anne Boyer for The Undying (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
- Yiyun Li for Where Reasons End (Random House)
- Ilya Kaminsky for Deaf Republic: Poems (Graywolf Press)
- Rion Amilcar Scott for The World Doesn’t Require You (Liveright)
- Chris Ware for Rusty Brown (Pantheon)
The winner of the award will be named at the 2020 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony, which will be held on March 2 at the Town Hall, the largest venue in the history of the awards. Late Night host, comedian, and noted bookworm Seth Meyers will host the ceremony.