‘Home Remedies’ and ‘Lot’ shortlisted for the 2020 PEN America Literary Awards

31st January 2020

Home Remedies by Xuan Juliana Wang and Lot by Bryan Washington have been shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection. The $25,000 prize is awarded “to an author whose debut collection of short stories represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise for future work”.

The winner of the award will be announced by comedian and TV host Seth Meyers at an awards ceremony in New York on the 2nd March.


The full list is as follows:

Home Remedies by Xuan Juliana Wang

Lot by Bryan Washington

The Trojan War Museum by Ayşe Papatya Bucak

Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Last of Her Name by Mimi Lok


Read more about the awards here.