Joseph O'Neill's novel Netherland, published by Pantheon, has been selected as the winner of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
“The thing that struck me so deeply about Netherland,” writes PEN/Faulkner Judge, Randall Kenan, “is how much it is about the new and continuing immigrant story, about New Americans and the making of new American traditions, which has always been New York's function in the world. O'Neill has created a powerfully entertaining novel, but also a new emblem for our time.”
The PEN/Faulkner Award, which comes with a prize of $15,000, will be given to Mr. O'Neill at a ceremony on May 9. Click here for a link to the press release.
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