Posted on 04/07/2020 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Congratulations to author Chloe Aridjis, whose novel Sea Monsters has won the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

Her reward for receiving America’s largest peer-juried prize for fiction, in addition to glory, is a $15,000 cash prize. 

Sea Monsters follows a Mexican teenager’s quest to track down a traveling troupe of Ukrainian dwarfs and her father’s parallel journey to find where she’s run off to.

The four other finalists — Yiyun Li (Where Reasons End), Peter Rock (The Night Swimmers), Maurice Carlos Ruffin (We Cast a Shadow) and Ocean Vuong (On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous) — will receive $5,000 each.

Read more about the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and Sea Monsters won it on the award website.

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