The Big Fella joins eight other nominated titles for the 2019 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. Category judges are Chris Bachelder, Rafi Kohan, and Carvell Wallace.

This year’s awards will confer more than $370,000 to writers and translators whose exceptional literary works were published in 2018. Spanning fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, essays, science writing, sports writing, translation, and more, these longlisted books are bound to help you fulfill your gift giving needs in time for the holiday season. 

The finalists will be announced in January 2019 and celebrated at the 2019 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony on February 26 at the NYU Skirball Center in NYC.