The PEN/Faulkner award nominees have been announced, and - surprise! - Jonathan Franzen's Freedom was nowhere to be found on the list.
Here's what was on it:
A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg
Model Home, Eric Puchner
Aliens in the Primes of Their Lives, Brad Watson
The winner, who gets $15,000, will be announced March 15.