Brooklyn’s Kate Christensen has won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her novel The Great Man. Ms. Christensen will be presented with the award of $15,000 at a ceremony at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., in May, according to CBC News. Hillary Frey reviewed the novel (not so positively!) which satirizes the New York art world.
She has written three previous novels, including The Epicure’s Lament and In the Drink.
Other contenders for the prize were:
- The Maytrees by Annie Dillard.
- The Indian Clerk by David Leavitt.
- The Gateway by T.M. McNally.
- Chemistry and Other Stories by Ron Rash.