Marlon James’ “A Brief History of Seven Killings” earned him a spot on the shortlist. Photo by Jeffrey Skemp

From 130 to six, the shortlist is out for the $50,000 St. Francis College Literary Prize, one of the richest literary awards in the United States. Authors on the 2015 shortlist are: Paul Beatty, “The Sellout “ (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) Maud Casey, “The Man Who Walked Away “ (Bloomsbury USA) Stuart Dybek, “Paper Lantern” (Farrar, Straus, Giroux) David Gilbert, “& Sons “(Random Read More →