Pen/faulkner Foundation announces fiction award
Julie Otsuka’s “The Buddha in the Attic,” a brief, poetic novel about young Japanese women who emigrate to the U.S. and marry men they have never met, has won the Pen/faulkner Award for Fiction.
The Pen/faulkner Foundation announced Monday that Ms. Otsuka will receive $15,000 for the prize, which has been given in previous years to Philip Roth and John Updike among others. Her novel was a finalist last fall for the National Book Award.
Faulkner finalists included novels by Anita Desai and Russell Banks and short story collections by Don Delillo and Steven Millhauser.