Aspen Words Literary Prize Longlist Announced

Aspen Words, a program of the Aspen Institute, has announced the 16 titles long listed for the Aspen Words Literary Prize, a $35,000 award for a work of fiction that "illuminates a vital contemporary issue."

All 16 longlisted titles are novels, and eight of them are debuts. The jury for the prize is made up of Angie Cruz, Danielle Evans, Ann Friedman, Kiese Laymon and Pádraig Ó Tuama. In the coming weeks, the jury will determine the five finalists and one winner. 

The Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist is:

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