Petina Gappah Longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award
13 Dec 2016
Congratulations to PEN SA member Petina Gappah, whose novel The Book of Memory has been longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award.
The finalists will be announced on 18 January 2017 and the winner will be announced on 22 February 2016 and honored at the 2017 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony in March.
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.