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Julie Otsuka wins PEN/Faulkner Award

27th March 2012

The 2012 PEN/Faulkner Award has been won by Julie Otsuka for her acclaimed poetic novel The Buddha in the Attic.

Otsuka's work, which was a finalist in the National Book Awards last year, tells the story of young Japanese women who emigrate to America to marry men they have never previously met.

The author beat off competition from a strong shortlist to scoop the USD 15,000 award, including The Artist of Disappearance by three-time Man Booker Prize nominee Anita Desai and The Angel Esmeralda by 1991 PEN/Faulkner Award winner Don Delillo.

Steven Millhauser, who won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, was in contention for We Others: New and Selected Stories, while Russell Banks' controversial novel Lost Memory of Skin, written from the point of view of a sex offender, was also shortlisted.

The four beaten finalists will each receive USD 5,000, while all five authors will read at a ceremony held at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., later this year.

You can view the exclusive Foyles interview with Julie Otsuka by following this link.

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