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

Drums That Talk

Here was a messaging system that outpaced the best couriers, the fastest horses on good roads with way stations and relays. Earth-bound, foot-based messaging systems always disappointed. Their armies… More

The Emperor of All Maladies

On the morning of May 19, 2004, Carla Reed, a thirty-year-old kindergarten teacher from Ipswich, Massachusetts, a mother of three young children, woke up in bed with a headache. More

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Books are being banned at alarming rates across the country. Help PEN America uncover these bans and fight for the freedom to write and read.