Wednesday, April 03, 2013 9:45 pm
George Saunders wins PEN/Malamud short-story prize
The Associated Press
George Saunders has won the PEN/Malamud Award, named for short-story master Bernard Malamud. The honor is worth $5,000. It was announced Wednesday by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation in Washington, D.C.
The PEN/Malamud Award is given for excellence in short fiction. Previous winners include Saul Bellow, Eudora Welty and John Updike.
Saunders' books include "Tenth of December," which came out this year and became one of the rare short-story collections to make best-seller lists.