2040 Book Awards

The 2018 contest has concluded.

News & Updates 

Finalists Announced!

Find the list right here.

See last year’s 2040 Books Contest Finalists (2017)

The finalists from our 2017 Awards Program.

Grand prize winners, like 2017 winner Bonnie Chau, get published!

Read more about All Roads Lead to Blood, the first-ever winner of the 2040 Books Awards!

The Judge

Gish Jen

The author of six previous books, Jen has published short work in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and dozens of other periodicals and anthologies. Her work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories four times, including The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike. Nominated for a National Book Critics’ Circle Award, her work was featured in a PBS American Masters’ special on the American novel, and is widely taught.

2017 Winners