Three Nigerians(Teju Cole, Igoni Barrett and Helen Oyeyemi) made PEN American Longlist

Teju Cole
Igoni Barrett
Helen Oyeyemi

Three Nigerians Made it to the longlist of PEN America. 

While Helen Oyeyemi’s What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours and Igoni Barrett’s Blackass  were nominated for PEN Open Book Award ($5,000): For an exceptional book-length work of literature by an author of color published in 2016; Teju Cole’s Known and Strange Things made it for PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay ($10,000): For a book of essays published in 2016 that exemplifies the dignity and esteem that the essay form imparts to literature.

Find below a full compiled list gotten from pen.org

2017 PEN AMERICA LITERARY AWARDS LONGLISTS
PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay ($10,000): For a book of essays published in 2016 that exemplifies the dignity and esteem that the essay form imparts to literature.
JUDGES: Eula Biss, Kiese Laymon, and Paul Steiger
LONGLIST:
The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine and Motherhood
Belle Boggs
Graywolf Press
Amazon | Indie Bound


Known and Strange Things
Teju Cole
Random House
Amazon | Indie Bound


Against Everything
Mark Greif
Pantheon Books/Penguin Random House
Amazon | Indie Bound



A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind
Siri Hustvedt
Simon & Schuster
Amazon | Indie Bound


The Girls in My Town
Angela Morales
University of New Mexico Press
Amazon | Indie Bound


Soul at the White Heat
Joyce Carol Oates
Ecco Press
Amazon | Indie Bound


Becoming Earth
Eva Saulitis
Red Hen Press
Amazon | Indie Bound
Ethics in the Real World
Peter Singer
Princeton University Press
Amazon | Indie Bound


Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change
Andrew Solomon
Scribner/Simon & Schuster
Amazon | Indie Bound


Hungry Heart
Jennifer Weiner
Atria Books/Simon & Schuster
Amazon | Indie Bound



PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography ($5,000): For a distinguished biography published in 2016.
JUDGES: Evelyn C. White, Joyce Johnson, and Yunte Huang
LONGLIST:
Jean Cocteau: A Life
Claude Arnaud
translated from the French by Lauren Elkin & Charlotte Mandell
Yale University Press
Amazon | Indie Bound


A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century
Jerome Charyn
Bellevue Literary Press
Amazon | Indie Bound


Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
Ruth Franklin
Liveright/W. W. Norton & Company
Amazon | Indie Bound


Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart
Claire Harman
Alfred A. Knopf
Amazon | Indie Bound


Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary
Joe Jackson
Farrar, Straus, & Giroux
Amazon | Indie Bound


A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley
Jane Kamensky
W. W. Norton & Company
Amazon | Indie Bound


Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer
Arthur Lubow
HarperCollins
Amazon | Indie Bound


Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White
Michael Tisserand
HarperCollins
Amazon | Indie Bound


American Luthier: Carleen Hutchins–the Art and Science of the Violin
Quincy Whitney
ForeEdge/University Press of New England
Amazon | Indie Bound


Louise Nevelson
Laurie Wilson
Thames & Hudson
Amazon | Indie Bound



PEN Open Book Award ($5,000): For an exceptional book-length work of literature by an author of color published in 2016.
JUDGES: Ishmael Beah, Major Jackson, and Bich Ming Nguyen
LONGLIST:
Blackass
A. Igoni Barrett
Graywolf Press
Amazon | Indie Bound
Chronicle of a Last Summer: A Novel of Egypt
Yasmine El Rashidi
Tim Duggan Books/Crown Publishing Group
Amazon | Indie Bound


The Book of Memory
Petina Gappah
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Amazon | Indie Bound


The Big Book of Exit Strategies
Jamaal May
Alice James Books/University of Maine at Farmington
Amazon | Indie Bound


Behold the Dreamers
Imbolo Mbue
Random House
Amazon | Indie Bound


What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours
Helen Oyeyemi
Riverhead Books/Penguin Random House
Amazon | IndieBound


Look
Solmaz Sharif
Graywolf Press
Amazon | Indie Bound


Problems
Jade Sharma
Coffee House Press
Amazon | Indie Bound
Cannibal
Safiya Sinclair
University of Nebraska Press
Amazon | Indie Bound


Blackacre
Monica Youn
Graywolf Press
Amazon | Indie Bound



PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing ($5,000): To honor a nonfiction book on the subject of sports published in 2016.
JUDGES: Jay Caspian Kang, Juliet Macur, and David Owen
LONGLIST:
Boys Among Men: How the Prep-to-Pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked a Basketball Revolution
Jonathan Abrams
Crown Archetype/Penguin Random House
Amazon | Indie Bound


American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner’s Legendary Rise
Joe Drape
Hachette Books
Amazon | Indie Bound
The Last Innocents: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers
Michael Leahy
HarperCollins
Amazon | Indie Bound


Catching the Sky
Colten Moore, Keith O‘Brien
Atria Books/Simon & Schuster
Amazon | Indie Bound


Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA
Joe Nocera, Ben Strauss
Portfolio/Penguin Random House
Amazon | Indie Bound


Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre
Jeff Pearlman
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Amazon | Indie Bound
Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town
S.L. Price
Atlantic Monthly Press/Grove Atlantic
Amazon | Indie Bound


Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcom X
Randy Roberts, Johnny Smith
Basic Books/Perseus Books Group
Amazon | Indie Bound


Fastpitch: The Untold History of the Softball and the Women Who Made the Game
Erica Westly
Touchstone/Simon & Schuster
Amazon | Indie Bound


Black Gods of the Asphalt: Religion, Hip-Hop, and Street Basketball
Onaje X.O. Woodbine
Columbia University Press
Amazon | Indie Bound



PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction ($25,000): To an author whose debut work—a first novel or collection of short stories published in 2016—represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise.
JUDGES: Jami Attenberg, Tawni Nandini Islam, Randall Kenan, Hanna Pyalvainen, and Akhil Sharma
LONGLIST:
Insurrections
Rion Amilcar Scott
University Press of Kentucky
Amazon | Indie Bound


We Show What We Have Learned
Clare Beams
Lookout Books/UNC Wilmington
Amazon | Indie Bound


The Mothers
Brit Bennett
Riverhead Books/Penguin Random House
Amazon | Indie Bound


The Wangs vs. the World
Jade Chang
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Amazon | Indie Bound


When Watched
Leopoldine Core
Penguin Books/Penguin Random House
Amazon | Indie Bound


Hide
Matthew Griffin
Bloomsbury
Amazon | Indie Bound


Homegoing
Yaa Gyasi
Alfred A Knopf/Penguin Random
Amazon | Indie Bound


Tuesday Nights in 1980
Molly Prentiss
Gallery/Scout Press/Simon & Schuster
Amazon | Indie Bound


Hurt People
Cote Smith
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Amazon | Indie Bound


Wreck and Order
Hannah Tennant-Moore
Hogarth/Crown Publishing
Amazon | Indie Bound


PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award ($10,000): For a book of literary nonfiction on the subject of the physical or biological sciences published in 2016.
JUDGES: Emily Anthes, Amy Ellis Nutt, Robin Marantz Henig, and Emma Marris
LONGLIST:
The Genius of Birds
Jennifer Ackerman
Penguin Random House
Amazon | Indie Bound


What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins
Jonathan Balcombe
Scientific American/Farrar Straus & Giroux
Amazon | Indie Bound


Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets
Luke Dittrich
Penguin Random House
Amazon | Indie Bound


Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature
Jordan Fisher Smith
Crown/Penguin Random House
Amazon | Indie Bound


Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History
Dan Flores
Basic Books/Hachette
Amazon | Indie Bound


How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of a Private Spaceflight
Julian Guthrie
Penguin Random House
Amazon | Indie Bound


Lab Girl
Hope Jahren
Alfred A Knopf/Penguin Random House
Amazon | Indie Bound


The Gene: An Intimate History
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Scribner/Simon & Schuster
Amazon | Indie Bound


The Glass Universe
Dava Sobel
Viking/Penguin Random House
Amazon | Indie Bound


The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World’s Most Coveted Fish
Emily Voigt
Scribner/Simon & Schuster
Amazon | Indie Bound

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