PEN-FAULKNER AWARD FOR FICTION
1981-2003


SABINA MURRAY

This Award is Administered by PEN ( Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists) as a revival of an award originated by William Faulkner, who financed it with his Nobel Prize Money. Over 200 books are read each year and judged by a panel of three American novelists.

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2003 Sabina Murray The Caprices
2002  Ann Patchett  Bel Canto 
2001  Philip Roth  The Human Stain 
2000  Ha Jin  Waiting 
1999  Michael Cunningham  The Hours 
1998  Rafi Zabor  The Bear Comes Home 
1997  Gina Berriault  Women in Their Beds 
1996  Richard Ford  Independence Day 
1995  David Guterson  Snow Falling on Cedars 
1994  Philip Roth  Operation Shylock 
1993  E. Annie Proulx  Postcards 
1992  Don DeLillo  Mao II 
1991  John Edgar Wideman  Philadelphia Fire 
1990  E. L. Doctorow  Billy Bathgate 
1989  James Salter  Dusk 
1988  T. Coraghessan Boyle  World’s End 
1987  Richard Wiley  Soldiers in Hiding 
1986  Peter Taylor  The Old Forest 
1985  Tobias Wolff  The Barracks Thief 
1984  John Edgar  Wideman  Sent for You Yesterday 
1983  Toby Olson  Seaview 
1982  David Bradley  The Chaneysville Incident 
1981  Walter Abish  How German Is It? 
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