2019 Aspen Words Literary Prize Longlist Announced

November 20, 2018 | 15 books mentioned 3 min read

The Aspen Words Literary Prize announced their 2019 longlist today. The prize, which operates out of the Aspen Institute, awards $35,000 annually to “an influential work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture.” The prize was awarded for the first time last year; books must be published between January 1 2018 and December 31 2018 to be eligible. This year’s longlist finalists are:

The winner will be announced on April 11, 2019 in NYC.

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