Penguin Random House: Longlisters for the 2022 PEN America Literary Awards

PEN America has announced the longlists for its 2022 Literary Awards in the categories of debut fiction, diversity, nonfiction, essay, biography, poetry, science writing, and translation, plus the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award. Our longlisted titles published by Penguin Random House imprints and Penguin Random House Publisher Services client publishers are presented below.

PEN/Jean Stein Book Award

THE PRESIDENT AND THE FROG by Carolina De Robertis (Knopf)
PALMARES by Gayl Jones (Beacon Press, a PRHPS client publisher)
SEEK YOU: A Journey Through American Loneliness by Kristen Radtke (Pantheon)
HARROW by Joy Williams (Knopf)
MUTINY by Phillip B. Williams (Penguin Books)
PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction

INVISIBLE CHILD: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City by Andrea Elliott (Random House)
ALL THAT SHE CARRIED: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family’s Keepsake by Tiya Miles (Random House)
EMPIRE OF PAIN: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe (Doubleday)
PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Prize for Biography

FACING THE MOUNTAIN: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II by Daniel James Brown (Viking)
THE GAMBLER WIFE: A True Story of Love, Risk, and the Woman Who Saved Dostoyevsky by Andrew D. Kaufman (Riverhead Books)
ORWELL’S ROSES by Rebecca Solnit (Viking)
LADY BIRD JOHNSON: Hiding in Plain Sight by Julia Sweig (Random House)
PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel

DETRANSITION, Baby: A Novel by Torrey Peters (One World)
NIGHTBITCH: A Novel by Rachel Yoder (Doubleday)
PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection

SKINSHIP: Stories by Yoon Choi (Knopf)
THE ROCK EATERS: Stories by Brenda Peynado, (Penguin Books)
OBJECTS OF DESIRE: Stories by Clare Sestanovich (Knopf)
PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

A LITTLE DEVIL IN AMERICA: Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib (Random House)
NINE NASTY WORDS: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever by John McWhorter (Avery)
LANGUAGES OF TRUTH by Salman Rushdie (Random House)
A SWIM IN A POND IN THE RAIN: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life by George Saunders (Random House)
PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

LIFE’S EDGE: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive by Carl Zimmer (Dutton Books)
PEN/Voelker Award for Poetry

MUTINY by Phillip B. Williams (Penguin Books)
PEN Award for Poetry in Translation

EXHAUSTED ON THE CROSS by Najwan Darwish (New York Review Books, a PRHPS client publisher) Translated from the Arabic by Kareem James Abu-Zeid

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