The Aspen Words Literary Prize announced their 2018 shortlist yesterday. The annual award is given to “an influential work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture.” This year’s finalists are:
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah
What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Our review of Exit West)
Mad Country by Samrat Upadhyay
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (The Millions’ interview with Ward)
The winner will be announced live at a ceremony on April 10th.