Edith Pearlman wins PEN/Malamud Award

We’re so, so happy to announce that Edith Pearlman, author of Binocular Vision (Lookout Books), has won the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in the “art of short fiction.”

Pearlman joins the ranks of previous winners Saul Bellow, John Updike, and Eudora Welty. The PEN/Faulkner Foundation announced the honor yesterday.

“Bernard Malamud expressed the hope that ‘expert practitioners of the short story, especially those who come rarely if ever to the novel, will be recognized’ so that their work might be ‘brought emphatically to public attention.’  With this prize, we hope to bring exactly such long-deserved attention emphatically to Ms. Pearlman’s beautifully crafted and deeply moving short fiction,” said Deborah Tannen, chair of the Malamud Award Selection Committee.

Well done, Ms. Pearlman!

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