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Meet the 2021 Literary Awards Judges

PEN America’s 2021 Literary Awards judges join a long tradition of esteemed writers and PEN America members committed to recognizing their contemporaries. More

PEN America Literary Awards

PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry Collection

The PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry is given to a poet whose distinguished and growing body of work to date represents a notable and accomplished presence in American literature. More

Pen America Literary Awards

PEN/Ralph Manheim Award for Translation

The PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation is given every three years to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. More

PEN America Literary Awards

PEN Open Book Award

The PEN Open Book Award invites submissions of book-length writings by authors of color, published in the United States during the current calendar year. More