The Pen/Faulkner shortlist has been released:
A Visit From The Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg, by Deborah Eisenberg
Lord of Misrule, by Jaimy Gordon
Model Home, by Eric Puchner
Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives, by Brad Watson
The winner will be announced on May 7th, and receive a $15,000 first prize.
In other news, voting is now open for the Indies Choice Awards. In the adult fiction category, a few familiar names popped up:
Great House, by Nicole Krauss
How to Read the Air, by Dinaw Mengestu
Room, by Emma Donoghue
The Surrendered, by Chang-rae Lee
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, by David Mitchell
A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
For the complete list of nominees visit the American Booksellers Association website.