Deborah Eisenberg wins PEN/Faulkner prize

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Posted: Mar 15, 2011 12:36 PM
Deborah Eisenberg wins PEN/Faulkner prize

Short story author Deborah Eisenberg has won this year's PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

The nonprofit PEN/Faulkner Foundation announced Tuesday that "The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg" was chosen over four other finalists. Eisenberg will receive $15,000.

The foundation praised Eisenberg's stories for "their exceptional language and nuanced evocation of thought and emotion."

Previous winners include Philip Roth, John Updike and E.L. Doctorow.