We are delighted to announce that Monique Truong has been awarded the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award for Fiction by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, for her novel Bitter in the Mouth. The award has been granted annually since 1957 to “a young novelist for a book published the previous year that is a considerable literary achievement.” Past recipients, in their early careers, include John Updike, Bernard Malamud, Thomas Pynchon, Alice Walker, Richard Yates, and Joyce Carol Oates.