Deborah Eisenberg wins Faulkner prize

Updated: Mar 16, 2011, 09:07 AM IST

New York: Short story author Deborah Eisenberg has won this year`s PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

The nonprofit PEN/Faulkner Foundation announced Tuesday that "The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg" was chosen over four other finalists. Eisenberg will receive $15,000.

The foundation praised Eisenberg`s stories for "their exceptional language and nuanced evocation of thought and emotion."

Previous winners include Philip Roth, John Updike and E.L. Doctorow.

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