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Tommy Orange wins PEN/Hemingway Award for debut novel


March 20, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Tommy Orange keeps winning awards.

PEN America announced Tuesday that the author of "There There," the most honored literary debut of 2018, has received the PEN/Hemingway award for "distinguished" new novel. Orange's previous awards included a prize from the National Book Critics Circle for best new book and the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction. "There There" is set in the Bay Area, its story of a loosely connected community of Native Americans culminating unforgettably at the Big Oakland Pow Wow. Orange, an Oakland native, is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.


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