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2003 PEN/Faulkner Award:

abstract:Sabina Murray's novel has been chosen by her peers for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, Americas largest peer-juried prize for fiction.


April 11, 2003
The Caprices is a collection of stories set against the backdrop of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. Sabina Murray recalls her family stories of the Japanese occupation of the Philippines and writes a history told through individual lives in stories that follow the reach of the United States into the heart of Asia and the pieces of war brought back through memory. Murray, who has worked as a screenwriter for Wayne Wang and others, is the author of the novel Slow Burn, and is currently the writer in residence at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts.


The judges for the 2003 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction—Gail Godwin, Valerie Martin, and Alexs Pate—considered approximately 357 novels and short story collections published in the U.S. during the 2002 calendar year from over 90 publishing houses, including small and academic presses.


The five finalists, announced in March, were:

As winner of the 2003 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, Sabina Murray will receive $15,000. Each of the four finalists will receive $5,000. All five authors will be honored during the 23rd Annual PEN/Faulkner Award ceremony at the Folger Shakespeare Library (Chicago, IL) on Saturday, May 17, at 7 P.M. Tickets are $100, and can be purchased by phoning the Folger Box Office at (202) 544-7077 or visiting their website.



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