2016 Literary Award Winners

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize In the Country: Stories (Alfred A. Knopf) by Mia Alvar PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau/Random House) by Ta-Nehisi Coates PEN/E. O.… More

2015 Literary Award Winners

PEN/Robert W. Bingham PrizeThe Dog (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) by Jack Livings PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War (New… More

2014 Literary Award Winners

View the 2014 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony Program herePEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut FictionGodforsaken Idaho (Little A/New Harvest), Shawn VestalPEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American FictionLouise ErdrichPEN/Bellwether… More

2013 Literary Award Winners

PEN/Robert W. Bingham PrizeSergio De La Pava, A Naked Singularity (University of Chicago Press)PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing AwardLeonard Mlodinow, Subliminal (Pantheon) PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the EssayRobert Hass,… More

2012 Literary Award Winners

PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged FictionSusan Nussbaum for "Good Kings, Bad Kings"PEN/Robert W. Bingham PrizeVanessa Veselka, Zazen (Red Lemonade) Runner-Up:Ben Lerner, Leaving the Atocha Station (Coffee House Press) PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in… More

1982 Literary Award Winners

Book-of-the-Month Club Translation PrizeHiroaki Sato & Burton Watson, From the Country of Eight Islands: An Anthology of Japanese Poetry (Anchor Press/University of Washington Press)PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for TranslationGregory Rabassa More

1985 Literary Award Winners

Book-of-the-Month Club Translation PrizeProseHelen R. Lane, The War at the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)PoetrySeamus Heaney, Sweeney Astray (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)PEN/Ralph… More

1986 Literary Award Winners

Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize Prose Barbara Bray, The Lover by Marguerite Duras (Pantheon) Poetry Dennis Tedlock, Popul Vuh: The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life (Simon and Schuster) More

1988 Literary Award Winners

Book-of-the-Month Club Translation PrizeMadeline Levine & Francine Prose, A Scrap of Time by Ida Fink (Pantheon)PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for TranslationRalph Manheim More

1989 Literary Award Winners

Book-of-the-Month Club Translation PrizeMatthew Ward, The Stranger by Albert Camus (Random House)PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First NonfictionMerrill Gilfillan, Magpie Rising (Pruett Publishing Company) More