2018 PEN/Hemingway Winner -Weike Wang

2018 PEN/ Hemingway Award

Weike Wang, Chemistry (Alfred A Knopf)

In her debut novel Chemistry, Weike Wang explores the uncertainty and fear of an unnamed Chinese American woman struggling to earn a doctorate in Chemistry while contemplating marriage to her white boyfriend.

Judges: Chris Castellani, Geraldine Brooks, Elizabeth Strout

WATCH a video of the 2018 PEN/Hemingway Awards ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston on Sunday, April 8, 2018.  Welcome to the ceremory by Hemingway Society member Hilary Justice, Ernest Hemingway Specialist at the library.