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90 Writers Spotlighted in the 2015 PEN Literary Awards Longlists

Time of the Locust author Morowa Yejide

Morowa Yejide’s Time of the Locust has been longlisted in the Debut Fiction category.

The 2015 PEN Literary Awards Longlists have been announced in nine categories, with over $70,000 in prizes to be awarded to the winners. The contenders are:

DEBUT FICTION
The UnAmericans by Molly Antopol
Ruby by Cynthia Bond
Black Moon by Kenneth Calhoun
Redeployment by Phil Klay
Ride Around Shining by Chris Leslie-Hynan
The Dog by Jack Livings
The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit
The Heaven of Animals by David James Poissant
Love Me Back by Merritt Tierce
Time of the Locust by Morowa Yejidé

ESSAY
Moral Imagination by David Bromwich
Theater of Cruelty by Ian Buruma
Loitering by Charles D’Ambrosio
Surrendering Oz by Bonnie Friedman
The Hard Way on Purpose by David Giffels
Where Have You Been? by Michael Hofmann
The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison
Sidewalks by Valeria Luiselli
Limber by Angela Pelster
You Feel So Mortal by Peggy Shinner

SCIENCE WRITING
War of the Whales by Joshua Horwitz
How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons by Sam Kean
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
Small by Catherine Musemeche, MD
The Age of Radiance by Craig Nelson
Proof by Adam Rogers
The Copernicus Complex by Caleb Scharf
Arrival of the Fittest by Andreas Wagner

NON-FICTION
Our Declaration by Danielle Allen
All the Truth Is Out by Matt Bai
League of Denial by Mark Fainaru-Wada & Steve Fainaru
Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
The Big Truck That Went By by Jonathan M. Katz
This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
The Bill of the Century by Clay Risen
The Impulse Society by Paul Roberts
A Chance to Win by Jonathan Schuppe
Powers of Two by Joshua Wolf Shenk

OPEN BOOK (for Writers of Color)
An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. Blow
Team Seven by Marcus Burke
Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
Streaming by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
Kinder Than Solitude by Yiyun Li
Citizen by Claudia Rankine
The Fateful Apple by Venus Thrash
The City Son by Samrat Upadhyay

BIOGRAPHY
Updike by Adam Begley
Isabella by Kirstin Downey
Rebel Yell by S. C. Gwynne
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs
John Quincy Adams by Fred Kaplan
Strange Glory by Charles Marsh
Becoming Richard Pryor by Scott Saul
The Queen’s Bed by Anna Whitelock
Victoria by A. N. Wilson
Piero’s Light by Larry Witham

SPORTS WRITING
Boy on Ice by John Branch
Why Football Matters by Mark Edmundson
Black Noon by Art Garner
All Fishermen are Liars by John Gierach
Ping-Pong Diplomacy by Nicholas Griffin
Bird Dream by Matt Higgins
Thrown by Kerry Howley
Deep by James Nestor
Life Is a Wheel by Bruce Weber

POETRY IN TRANSLATION
Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream by Kim Hyesoon, Don Mee Choi
Love Poems by Bertolt Brecht, David Constantine & Tom Kuhn
I Am the Beggar of the World by Eliza Griswold
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz by Juana Inés de la Cruz, Edith Grossman
Where Are the Trees Going? by Venus Khoury-Ghata, Marilyn Hacker
Breathturn into Timestead by Paul Celan, Pierre Joris
Guantanamo by Frank Smith, Vanessa Place
Skin by Tone Škrjanec, Matthew Rohrer & Ana Pepelnik
Diana’s Tree by Alejandra Pizarnik, Yvette Siegert
Autoepitaph by Reinaldo Arenas, Kelly Washbourne

PROSE IN TRANSLATION
Trans-Atlantyk by Witold Gombrowicz, Danuta Borchardt
The Gray Notebook by Josep Pla, Peter Bush
The Symmetry Teacher by Andrei Bitov, Polly Gannon
The Master of Confessions by Thierry Cruvellier, Alex Gilly
The Man Who Loved Dogs by Leonardo Padura, Anna Kushner
I Ching by John Minford
Baboon by Naja Marie Aidt, Denise Newman
Texas: The Great Theft by Carmen Boullosa, Samantha Schnee
Self-Portrait in Green by Marie NDiaye, Jordan Stump
The Woman Who Borrowed Memories by Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal & Silvester Mazzarella

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