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.
We are thrilled to announce the winners and finalists of the
2014 Saroyan Prize:
In the fiction category –
Winner: Long Division by Kiese Laymon
Finalists: The Facades by Eric Lundgren and
A Marker to Measure Drift by Alexander Maksik
In the nonfiction category –
Winner: The Riddle of the Labyrinth by Margalit Fox
Finalist: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Read more about the announcement here.
Funding sponsored in part by Stanford Associates.
Read about Laymon and his book
Read about Fox and her book
Read about Lundgren and his book
Read about Maksik and his book
Read about Brown and his book