PEN/Faulkner Award

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Rumpus contributor and author Eric Puchner has been nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award.

Also in the running? Jennifer Egan (who we’ve interviewed), Brad Watson (who we’ve interviewed), Jaimy Gordon (whose book we reviewed), and Deborah Eisenberg. Congrats to all the nominees!


Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. Formerly of The Rumpus and McSweeney’s and most recently the founding editor of BuzzFeed Books, Isaac is now the co-host of BuzzFeed News’ Twitter Morning Show, #AMtoDM. He also appears frequently on The Today Show to talk books, and is co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) (winner of an IACP award), and the author of a YA novel and picture book forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He uses Twitter. More from this author →