2017 PEN America Literary Awards Winners

PEN America is thrilled to announce the winners for its 2017 PEN America Literary Awards. This year's awards will confer over $300,000 to writers and translators for their exceptional literary works and careers… More

Klay, Rankine and Bond nominated for PEN awards

The PEN American Center today announced nominees for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards. Among the 89 titles are Phil Klay’s “Redeployment,” a National Book Award winner, Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen:… More

PEN Revives $5,000 Essay Award

PEN American Center announced today that the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, first created in 1991 and on hiatus since 2005, has been revived, with the… More

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