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'Netherland' finally wins

February 26, 2009|Associated Press

Joseph O'Neill's "Netherland," an acclaimed post-Sept. 11 novel bypassed for the National Book Awards and the National Book Critics Circle prize, has received the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, the PEN/Faulker foundation announced Thursday.

O'Neill, whose book is narrated by a man who lived in downtown Manhattan at the time of the 2001 terrorist attacks, will receive $15,000.

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