Aspen Words Literary Prize Longlist Nominations
Aspen Words has announced the longlist for the second annual Aspen Words Literary Prize. Purchase the books nominated below!
Aspen Words received 177 nominations – all works of fiction published in the U.S. in 2018 – and the selection committee winnowed this down to 16 books that reflect some of the most pressing issues of our time with lyricism and compassion. It’s a diverse and inclusive list of titles from debut and established authors, a mix of novels, story collections, and one translation. Perhaps most exciting is the variety of subjects addressed: from Black masculinity, to immigration and assimilation, to the Native American experience, to mental illness, addiction, the gun culture in America and more. By celebrating these works of fiction, we hope to amplify underrepresented voices and spark dialogue around some difficult issues. We are thrilled to be sharing them with you and with a wider audience.
You can learn more about the prize and browse the complete list of books and authors here on the Aspen Words website.