2005 Literary Awards Winners
PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Awards for a Master American Dramatist and an American Playwright in Mid-Career
PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction
Sam Harris, The End of Faith
Rachel Cohen, A Chance Meeting
Joseph Mazur, Euclid in the Rain Forest
PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir
Nick Flynn, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
Edward Conlon, Blue Blood
John Jeremiah Sullivan, Blood Horses
PEN Translation Prize
Tim Wilkinson, Fatelessness by Imre Kertés
Zack Rogow, Green Wheat by Colette
Andrew Shields, The Cello Player by Michael Kurger
PEN Award for Poetry in Translation
Pierre Joris, Lightduress by Paul Celan
Inger Christensen, Butterfly Valley: A Requiem by Susanna Nied
Jerome Rothenberg, Writing Through: Translations and Variations by Various Authors
PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry
Yerra Sugarman, Forms of Gone
PEN/Nora Magid Award for Magazine Editing
Willard Spiegelman, editor of Southwest Review
PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship
PEN Jerard Fund Award
Bich Minh Nguyen, Stealing Buddha’s Daughter
PEN/Open Book Award for a Distinguished Work by an Author of Color (Beyond Margins Award)
Faith Adiele,Meeting Faith: The Forest Journals of a Black Buddhist Nun
Raquel Cepeda, ed., And It Don’t Stop:The Best American Hip-Hop Journalism of the Last 25 Years.
Lan Samantha Chang, Inheritance
Lolita Hernandez, Autopsy of an Engine, and Other Stories from the Cadillac Plant
Ishle Yi Park, The Temperature of This Water
PEN Translation Fund Grant Recipients
Chris Andrews: Last Evenings on Earth by Roberto Bolaño. Spanish.
Rachel Tzvia Back: Selected Poetry of Lea Goldberg. Hebrew.
Susan Bernofsky: The Old Child and Other Stories by Jenny Erpenbeck. German
Heather Cleary: The Persuasion of Days by Olivero Girondo. Spanish.
Karen Emmerich: Poems (1945-1971) by Miltos Sachtouris. Greek.
Jason Grunebaum: The Girl with the Golden Parasol by Uday Prakash. Hindi
Deborah Hoffman: Children of the Gulag, ed. Semen Samuilovich Vilenskii. Russian.
Elizabeth Macklin: Meanwhile, Take My Hand: Poems by Kirmen Uribe. Basque
Susanna Nied: It by Inger Christensen. Danish
Laima Sruoginis: My Voices Betrays Me by Vanda Juknaite. Lithuanian
George Szirtes: War and War by Laszlo Krasznahorkai. Hungarian
Paul Vincent: Summer in Termuren by Louis Paul Boon. Dutch.
Susan Wilf: Disastrous Letters by Kang Zhengguo. Chinese