I'm delighted to share that I'm a judge (along with Héctor Tobar and Rachel Eliza Griffiths) for the 2016 PEN Open Book Award.
The Pen Open Book Award is given annually to an exceptional book-length work of literature by a writer of color. It's truly an honor to help judge it--and I have been reading like a madwoman (40+ books over the past 2 months) as part of the process! It's opened my eyes to many new writers and many new forms, and I hope the award itself will do the same for others.
Our longlist will be announced in December, and in the meantime, you can read more about the award here.