Konrad Jarausch Zerrissene LebenJames R. Hansen Aufbruch zum MondStephen King Der OutsiderZack Scott ApolloBrian Panowich Bull Mountain BurningUrsula K. Le Guin ErdseeLisa Halliday AsymmetriePeter Schwindt BorderlandMark Kistler In nur 30 Tagen zeichnen lernenDavid Lynch TraumweltenTom Franklin Krumme Type krumme Type

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)