Outcasts named finalist for the 2010 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting

"Outcasts United" was one of four finalists for the inaugural Pen/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting. The judges (Susan Orlean, Robert Lipsyte and Tim O'Brien) called the book "open-hearted, warmly written, and sharply observed," and wrote that the book offers "a fresh new way of looking at an America in transition." 

For more information on this year's PEN Literary Awards, visit the awards page on the PEN American Center's web site.