2012 Saroyan Prize shortlist announced

William Saroyan

Stanford University Libraries has announced the shortlist for the fifth William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, commonly known as the Saroyan Prize.

The Saroyan Prize is intended to encourage new or emerging writers and honor William Saroyan's literary legacy of originality, vitality and stylistic innovation. It recognizes newly published works of both fiction and non-fiction; a prize of $5,000 will be awarded in each category. Winners will be announced this summer.

We have in Special Collections a number of collections of Saroyan material, including manuscripts, personal journals, correspondence, business records, fan mail, books, drawings, family papers, and memorabilia.