5 Finalists Still Have A Chance At Aspen Words Literary Prize

Just five books have been named finalists for the 2020 Aspen Words Literary Prize: Patsy, by Nicole Dennis-Benn; Lost Children Archive, by Valeria Luiselli; Lot, by Bryan Washington; Opioid, Indiana, by Brian Allen Carr; and The Beekeeper of Aleppo, by Christy Lefteri.

The annual award, doled out in partnership with NPR, honors fiction that doesn’t shy from grappling with thorny social issues. Just one of the five books remaining will win $35,000 come April.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the Aspen Words Literary Prize)