William Saroyan International Prize for Writing


The Stanford University Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation jointly award the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, a biennial competition for newly-published books.


The prize commemorates the life, legacy and intentions of William Saroyan - author, artist, dramatist, composer - and is intended to encourage new or emerging writers, rather than to recognize established literary figures.

The submission period for the 2014 Saroyan Prize is now closed. The winners will be announced in the summer of 2014.

Funding sponsored in part by Stanford Associates.

2012 winners

1st ed. New York : Faber and Faber, Inc., 2011.
Green Library » Stacks » PS3615 .R5883 O75 2011


Fiction winner
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010.
Green Library » Stacks » SF459 .S48 B35 2010

Nonfiction winner

2012 finalists

Minneapolis : Coffee House Press : Distributed by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, c2011.
Green Library » Stacks » PS3612 .E68 L43 2011
Fiction finalist
1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
Green Library » Stacks » PS3616 .E54 E37 2011

Fiction finalist
[S.l.] : Red Poppy Corn Books, 2011.
Green Library » Stacks » CT1888 .G65 A3 2011

Nonfiction finalist
1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
Green Library » Stacks » AC8 .S78135 2011


Nonfiction finalist