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2020 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony

The PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony celebrates exceptional voices in literature across genres, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, translation, and more. “Late Night” host, comedian, and “influential recommender of books” (The New York Times) Seth Meyers will host the 2020 Ceremony.

This year, PEN America will confer nearly $330,000 to writers and translators. The 2020 Ceremony will be the largest in PEN America’s history, taking place at the landmark venue The Town Hall, an integral part of New York City’s cultural fabric for nearly a century.

For more information on the ceremony and how to purchase tickets, click here.

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