Familiar Finalist: Franzen Among PEN/Faulkner Award Hopefuls

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The other finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award, the country's largest peer-juried prize for fiction, are Karen Jay Fowler for Sister Noon (Marion Wood/G.P. Putnam's Sons), Claire Messud for The Hunters (Harcourt), Ann Patchett for Bel Canto (HarperCollins), and Manil Suri for The Death of Vishnu (Norton).

Updike Among PEN/Faulkner Nominees

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Judges Ron Carlson, Chitra Divakaruni, and Elizabeth Strout recently selected five finalists for the 2004 PEN/Faulkner Award, the country's largest peer-juried fiction prize.

Updike Wins PEN/Faulkner Award

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John Updike, the author of more than fifty books, including twenty novels and numerous collections of short stories, poems, and criticism, won the 2004 PEN/Faulkner Award for The Early Stories (Knopf).

Author's Sister Writes Next Chapter in Kureishi Family Feud

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The recent publication of Hanif Kureishi's new novel, Something to Tell You, by Faber and Faber has garnered the usual praise from critics in the U.K., but it's also attracted the ire of his sister, Yasmin, who says she wishes the author would stop using their family as inspiration for his fiction.

Kureishi's Story, Deemed Offensive by the BBC, Finds New Life Online

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Earlier this week, Hanif Kureishi, the Whitbread Award-winning author of the novels The Buddha of Suburbia (Viking, 1990) and Intimacy (Scribner, 1999), among others, accused the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) of censorship after it dropped a radio broadcast of one of his short stories.


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