Petina Gappah is a Finalist for the PEN Open Book Award

19 Jan 2017
Petina Gappah is a Finalist for the PEN Open Book Award

Congratulations to PEN SA member Petina Gappah, whose novel The Book of Memory is a finalist for the PEN Open Book Award.

The winner will be announced on 22 February 2017 and honored at the 2017 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony on 27 March 2017.

The PEN Open Book Award, formerly the Beyond Margins Awards, honors a book-length work by an author of color, published in the United States during the current calendar year. The PEN Open Book Award was created by PEN America’s Open Book Committee, a group committed to racial and ethnic diversity within the literary and publishing communities. The winner receives a $5,000 prize.


See the full list of finalists on PEN America’s website.

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