David Mealing Die Seele der WeltDietrich Kalteis ShootoutTania Chandler Ein drittes LebenKaren Cleveland WahrheitJorge Chaim Daniel Whiteson No IdeaPeter V. Brett Die Stimmen des AbgrundsElizabeth Taylor AngelChristopher Husberg FrostflammeKent Haruf Lied der WeiteJonathan McMillan Das Ende der BankenLee Bacon Legendtopia

Die Auszeichnung wird am 22. Mai 2018 im American Museum of Natural History verliehen. Am selben Tag erscheint in den USA auch Kings neuer Roman »The Outsider« (Deutsch bei Heyne).

Stephen King

The award is meant for a critically acclaimed writer whose body of work “helps us understand and interpret the human condition,” according to a news release. Andrew Solomon, the president of PEN America, said Mr. King “has inspired us to stand up to sinister forces through his rich prose, his generous philanthropy and his outspoken defense of free expression.” (New York Times)