Co-presented by the Aspen Institute and NPR Books, the Aspen Words Literary Prize Ceremony will take place at the historic Morgan Library on April 11. Renee Montagne, Special Correspondent and Host for NPR News, will lead a conversation with the finalist authors and the program will conclude with the live announcement of the $35,000 prize winner. A celebratory reception will follow, with all books available for purchase.
The 2019 finalists are:
"Friday Black" by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
"Brother" by David Chariandy
"Gun Love" by Jennifer Clement
"An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones
"There There" by Tommy Orange
The AWLP is a $35,000 annual award for an influential work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture. More Info. Held in collaboration with media partner NPR Books.
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