2014 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists

Joan Silber’s story collection, Fools (W.W. Norton & Co.), presents six Joan-Silber-author-photo_croppedinterconnected stories featuring characters walking the line between wisdom and foolishness. At the collection’s center is Vera, the narrator of the title story who entertains her young daughters with the story of her youth in mid-1920s New York, a time when she shared a Greenwich Village apartment with a group of anarchists.

Joan Silber is an American novelist and short story writer. She is the author of Household Words (Penguin Books, 1981), which won a PEN/Hemingway Award, and Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories (W.W. Norton, 2004), which was a finalist for both the 2004 National Book Award and the Story Prize.

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