The PEN Literary Awards are the most comprehensive in the United States. Each year, with the help of its partners and supporters, PEN confers more than $150,000 to writers in the fields of fiction, science writing, essays, sports writing, biography, children’s literature, translation, drama, or poetry.
Mia Alvar Wins $25,000 PEN/Bingham Prize for Debut Story Collection ‘In the Country’
Other winners at the 2016 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony include Ta-Nehisi Coates, Rick Barot, and Lauren Redniss.
Excerpts from finalists of 2016 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay.
Read some of the year's best essays by Renata Adler, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Susan Howe, Marilynne Robinson, and David L. Ulin.
Announcing the 2016 PEN Literary Award Winners
PEN America is thrilled to announce the winners for the 2016 PEN Literary Awards, spanning fiction, drama, sports writing, biography, translation, poetry, and more.
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