Diane Les Becquets, author of the forthcoming novel Genesis, to be published by Bloomsbury, accepts the PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship at the 2007 Literary Awards Ceremony. The fellowship provides a writer with a measure of financial sustenance in order to make possible an extended period of time to complete a book-length work-in-progress, and to assist a writer at a crucial moment in his or her career when monetary support is particularly needed.