Bellwether Prize

The PEN/Bellwether Prize, founded and funded by Barbara Kingsolver, was created to promote fiction that addresses issues of social justice and the impact of culture and politics on human relationships. The award is presented every other year to an unpublished manuscript. Algonquin then publishes the book.




2012 Winner
Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum

2010 Winner
Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron (4.5 stars)

2008 Winner
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow

2006 Winner
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

2004 Winner
Correcting the Landscape by Marjorie Kowalski Cole (4 stars)

2002 Winner
The Book of Dead Birds by Gayle Brandeis

2000 Winner
Kissing the Virgin's Mouth by Donna Gershten

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