Thursday, March 15, 2018

Aspen Words Literary Prize 2018

Aspen Words Literary Prize 2018
longlist | shortlist | details
Winner announced: April 10, 2018

Aspen Words is proud to present the inaugural longlist for the Aspen Words Literary Prize. These works of fiction, published in 2017, include titles from small presses and large, debuts and established authors, a mix of story collections, novels and translations. All of these works reflect some of society’s most pressing contemporary issues with artistry and humanity.

Wanting to read more literary works on contemporary issues after the Tournament of Books, I am going to work on this shortlist as a self-challenge.

Shortlist:

Exit West
by Mohsin Hamid
-Literary
Amazon | Goodreads | my review | rating: 4

Mad Country
by Samrat Upadhyay
-Short Stories, Asian American
Amazon | Goodreads | my review: tba

Sing, Unburied, Sing
by Jesmyn Ward
-Literary, African American
Amazon | Goodreads | my review: tba

What It Means When A Man Falls From the Sky
by Lesley Nneka Arimah
-Short Stories, Magical Realism, Africa
Amazon | Goodreads | my review: tba

What We Lose
by Zinzi Clemmons
-Literary, African American
Amazon | Goodreads | my review: tba

3 comments:

  1. These all look really great. I've heard a lot of good things about Sing, Unburied, Sing.

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  2. Good luck with the list. They look really good - I am interested in What We Lose.

    PS: Also nominated you for the Liebster Award.

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