This inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize event will feature a conversation with the five prize finalists (TBA in March), followed by the live announcement of the $35,000 prize winner. The evening will conclude with a celebratory cocktail reception and book signing will all prize finalists.
The AWLP is a $35,000 annual award for an influential work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture. The inaugural award will be conferred for books published in 2017.
Held in collaboration with media partner NPR Books.