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2024 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony

The 2024 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony returns to the historic Town Hall on April 29 to celebrate exceptional voices in literature, from first time authors to living legends. Featuring captivating winner announcements, dramatic readings from selected works, this is an important celebration of this year’s most resonant literature. This year, we will be recognizing the finest fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, essay, science writing, translation, and more published in 2023. Now in its sixtieth year, PEN America’s Literary Awards Ceremony has honored the creators and the works that shape our culture. PEN America will confer over $350,000 to writers and translators.

The 2024 PEN America Literary Awards program and ceremony recognize the generous signature sponsorship from the JKW Foundation, in memory of Jean Stein and her extraordinary contributions to literature.