Ryan Boudinot: Missed the Pen USA award by that much.
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  • Ryan Boudinot: Missed the Pen USA award by that much.
While we don't ordinarily pay a whole lot of attention to literary awards here on Slog, it's always satisfying to note when a local kid does good. Here's the fiction list for this year's Pen USA awards:

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Winner:

Victor Lodato: Mathilda Savitch (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)

Finalists:
Scott Blackwood: We Agreed to Meet Just Here (New Issues Poetry & Prose)
Robert Boswell: The Heydey of Insensitive Bastards (Graywolf Press)
Ryan Boudinot: Misconception (Grove/Atlantic)
Laird Hunt: Ray of the Star (Coffee House Press)

My review of Misconception is here. News of Boudinot's second novel is here.

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