The Pen/Faulkner Award is given annually for the best work in fiction for the preceding year. This year’s well deserved winner is Karen Joy Fowler whose novel, We are All Completely Beside Ourselves, is the first title in our new Virtual Book Club. The title is about a young woman who has been raised with a chimp as a sibling. In a statement released this morning, head judge Manuel Muñoz said, “This superb novel is not only comic and smart, it packs a surprising emotional punch. Fowler captures an altogether new dimension of the meaning — and heartbreak — of family dynamics.” Join our book club today!