The PEN/Saul Bellow Award goes to a living American author whose scale of achievement in fiction, over a sustained career, places him or her in the highest rank of American literature. 

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Eligibility and Submissions for the 2018 Awards


The PEN/Saul Bellow Award will be judged by a panel of three writers and will be administered by internal nomination only.