Jeffery Renard Allen

Jeffery Renard Allen

The five finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction were announced today. The winner will be named on May 2. Among the finalists are Jeffery Renard Allen, whose novel, "Song of the Shank," was published by Graywolf Press of Minneapolis.

Here's the list:

Jeffery Renard Allen, "Song of the Shank."

Jennifer Clement, "Prayers for the Stolen."

Atticus Lish, "Preparation for the Next Life."

Emily St. John Mandel, "Station Eleven."

Jenny Offill, "Department of Speculation."

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