The list of finalists for the PEN/Faulkner fiction award was announced this morning in Washington, D.C. The winner will be announced April 2, with an awards ceremony in May at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Here's the list with links, when available, to Star Tribune reviews:

Daniel Alarcon, "At Night We Walk in Circles," published by Riverhead Books.

Percival Everett, "Percival Everett by Virgil Russell," published by Graywolf Press.

Karen Joy Fowler, "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves," published by Putnam.

Joan Silber, "Fools," published by W.W. Norton.

Valerie Trueblood, "Search Party:  Stories of Rescue," published by Counterpoint Press.

This year's judges were Madison Smartt Bell, Manuel Munoz, and Achy Obejas.

The annual PEN/Faulkner award for fiction honors the best published works of fiction by an American author.

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