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PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction - Winners and Finalists

This award is given annually to a full-length debut novel or short story collection by an American author. This list is of the Winners, Finalists, Honorable Mentions, Alternates, Special Citations, and Runners Up, from 1976 to 2016.
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Parthian Shot (Loyd Little)
Parthian Shot (Loyd Little)
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Speedboat (Renata Adler)
Speedboat (Renata Adler)
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A Way of Life, Like Any Other (Darcy O'Brien)
A Way of Life, Like Any Other (Darcy O'Brien)
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Hasen (Reuben Bercovitch)
Hasen (Reuben Bercovitch)
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Mom Kills Kids and Self (Alan Saperstein)
Mom Kills Kids and Self (Alan Saperstein)
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Household Words (Joan Silber)
Household Words (Joan Silber)
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Housekeeping (Marilynne Robinson)
Housekeeping (Marilynne Robinson)
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Shiloh and Other Stories
Shiloh and Other Stories
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During the Reign of the Queen of Persia (Joan Chase)
During the Reign of the Queen of Persia (Joan Chase)
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Dreams of Sleep (Josephine Humphreys)
Dreams of Sleep (Josephine Humphreys)
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Lady's Time (Alan V. Hewat)
Lady's Time (Alan V. Hewat)
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Tongues of Flame (Mary Ward Brown)
Tongues of Flame (Mary Ward Brown)
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Imagining Argentina (Lawrence Thornton)
Imagining Argentina (Lawrence Thornton)
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The Book of Ruth (Jane Hamilton)
The Book of Ruth (Jane Hamilton)
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The Ice at the Bottom of the World: Stories, Mark Richard
The Ice at the Bottom of the World: Stories, Mark Richard
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Maps to Anywhere (Bernard Cooper)
Maps to Anywhere (Bernard Cooper)
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Wartime Lies (Louis Begley)
Wartime Lies (Louis Begley)
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Lost in the City (Edward P Jones)
Lost in the City (Edward P Jones)
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The Magic of Blood (Dagoberto Gilb)
The Magic of Blood (Dagoberto Gilb)
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The Grass Dancer
The Grass Dancer
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Native Speaker (Chang-Rae Lee)
Native Speaker (Chang-Rae Lee)
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Ocean of Words (Ha Jin)
Ocean of Words (Ha Jin)
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A Private State (Charlotte Bacon)
A Private State (Charlotte Bacon)
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Homestead (Rosina Lippi)
Homestead (Rosina Lippi)
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Interpreter of Maladies (Jhumpa Lahiri)
Interpreter of Maladies (Jhumpa Lahiri)
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An Obedient Father
An Obedient Father
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Mary and O'Neil (Justin Cronin)
Mary and O'Neil (Justin Cronin)
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W (Gabriel Brownstein)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W (Gabriel Brownstein)
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Mrs. Kimble (Jennifer Haigh)
Mrs. Kimble (Jennifer Haigh)
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Graceland (Chris Abani)
Graceland (Chris Abani)
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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (Yiyun Li)
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (Yiyun Li)
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Brief Encounters With Che Guevara (Ben Fountain)
Brief Encounters With Che Guevara (Ben Fountain)
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Then We Came to the End (Joshua Ferris)
Then We Came to the End (Joshua Ferris)
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A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living (Michael Dahlie)
A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living (Michael Dahlie)
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A Long Long Time Ago and Essentially True (Brigid Pasulka)
A Long Long Time Ago and Essentially True (Brigid Pasulka)
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The Madonnas of Echo Park
The Madonnas of Echo Park
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Open City
Open City
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The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
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We Need New Names
We Need New Names
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Elegy on Kinderklavier (Arna Bontemps Hemenway)
Elegy on Kinderklavier (Arna Bontemps Hemenway)
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