The contenders for the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction are:
Jeffery Renard Allen’s Song of the Shank
Jennifer Clement’s Prayers for the Stolen
Atticus Lish’s Preparation for the Next Life
Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven
Jenny Offill’s Dept. of Speculation
Judges Alexander Chee, Marc Fitten, and Deirdre McNamer will decide on the winner who will be announced on April 7, 2015, and honored at the 35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony & Dinner on Saturday May 2, 2015, 7pm at Washington, D.C.’s Folger Shakespeare Library.