On Septmeber 28th, PEN hosted a special event at KGB Bar with readings from the 5 2014 PEN/Bingham finalists:

Anthony Marra: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena (Hogarth)
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Brief Encounters With the Enemy (The Dial Press)
Ian Stansel, Everybody’s Irish (FiveChapters Books)
Shawn Vestal, Godforsaken Idaho (Little A/New Harvest)
Hanya Yanagihara, The People in the Trees (Doubleday)

The PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize honors an exceptionally talented fiction writer whose debut work—a novel or collection of short stories—represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise. The winner will be announced live on Monday, September 29 at PEN’s 2014 Literary Awards Ceremony in New York City.