Announcing the 2018 PEN/Hemingway Award Finalists
PEN America and the esteemed judges Chris Castellani, Geraldine Brooks, and Elizabeth Strout are thrilled to announce the 2018 PEN/Hemingway Award finalists. The winners will be announced on April 2, 2018, and will be celebrated at the 2018 PEN/Hemingway Awards Ceremony on April 8 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, MA. Author and host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday Scott Simon will deliver the keynote address. The Kennedy Library is the major repository of Ernest Hemingway’s personal papers.
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2018 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction
For a debut novel or book of short stories published in 2017 by an American author who has not previously published a full-length book of fiction. In addition to a $25,000 prize, the winner receives a one-week residency and honorarium from the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series at the University of Idaho’s MFA Creative Writing Program. All competition honorees receive Residency Fellowships at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, a retreat for artists and writers. The award is funded by the Hemingway family, Hemingway Foundation and Society, and PEN America.
Judges: Chris Castellani, Geraldine Brooks, Elizabeth Strout