‘Station Eleven’ among nominees for PEN-Faulkner prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Emily St. John Mandel’s “Station Eleven,” a Dystopian novel about a post-pandemic world that was one of last year’s top literary releases, is a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner award for fiction.

The other finalists announced Tuesday for the $15,000 prize are Jeffery Renard Allen’s historical novel “Song of the Shank,” Jennifer Clement’s tale of a young Mexican girl “Prayers for the Stolen,” Atticus Lish’s multicultural love story “Preparation for the Next Life” and Jenny Offill’s marriage chronicle “Dept. of Speculation.”

The winner will be announced April 7.

Previous recipients include Philip Roth, Sherman Alexie and Ann Patchett.