The 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists have been announced.

Sunil Yapa, author of YOUR HEART IS A MUSCLE THE SIZE OF A FIST, is one of the five nominees!

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The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 4th. Following the announcement, the 37th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony & Dinner will be held on Saturday, May 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

The PEN/Faulkner Award honors the best work of fiction published by an American in a single calendar year. The largest peer-reviewed literary prize in the country, the PEN/Faulkner Award continues to recognize the finest American fiction being produced today. The three judges selected the five finalists from almost 500 works of fiction by American authors published in the United States during 2016.

The Washington Post covers the diversity of the finalists.