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.

Congratulations to Lori Jakiela and T. Geronimo Johnson, winners of the 2016 Saroyan Prize!

2016 winners

Welcome to Braggsville
First edition.
Green Library » Stacks » PS3610 .O38339 W45 2015

Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe

Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe / Lori Jakiela
Atticus Books, 2015.


Nonfiction winner
Read about Jakiela and her book

2016 finalists

Now We Will Be Happy
Green Library » Stacks » PS3607 .A976 N69 2014
Counternarratives
First edition.
Green Library » Stacks » PS3561 .E3717 A6 2015
Russian Tattoo
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Green Library » Stacks » E184 .R9 G67 2015
Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War
Green Library » Stacks » D767.25 .N3 S68 2015