Final week was overtaken by unhealthy information however right here is an efficient information story – Nick Drnaso is as soon as once more up for for a literary award, this time making the PEN/Jean Stein Literary Award longlist for his most up-to-date graphic novel Appearing Class (Drawn & Quarterly).
“PEN America is honored to announce the Longlists for the 2023 Literary Awards. Our Awards are juried by panels of esteemed, award-winning authors, editors, translators, and critics. These authors are dedicated to recognizing their contemporaries, from promising debut writers to those that have had a steady, lasting influence on the literary panorama…
“The 2023 Literary Awards will confer over $350,000 to writers and translators. Spanning fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, essay, science writing, translation, and extra, these Longlisted books are dynamic, various, and thought-provoking examples of literary excellence.”
We should wait till subsequent month to see if Drnaso makes the shortlist, and the winners will probably be declared at a ceremony on March 2.
The three judges for the PEN/Jean Stein Literary Award are all from the poetry and prose area. They’re Lauren Groff, Joan Naviyuk Kane, and Madeleine Thien.
Appearing Class, a ebook about ten full strangers in search of change, has accomplished very properly critically since launch – and even earlier than launch it was drawing consideration, with eight territories buying overseas language rights to the ebook a full 12 months earlier than it was launched.
Drnaso appears to have a knack for getting onto prestigious literary award lists. His final ebook, 2018’s Sabrina, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize – changing into the primary graphic novel to take action – that very same 12 months.