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The 2023 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony returns to New York’s Town Hall to celebrate exceptional voices in literature, from first time authors to living legends.More Information
PEN America is honored to announce the longlists for the 2023 PEN America Literary Awards.More Information
PEN America’s 2023 Literary Awards judges join a long tradition of esteemed writers and PEN America members committed to recognizing their contemporaries.More Information