PEN Trustee Francisco Goldman has announced the establishment of the Aura Estrada Prize, a fellowship honoring the spirit and aspirations of his wife, a promising young Mexican writer who died tragically this past year. The prize, which will include a stipend and residencies at writers’ colonies in the United States and Europe, will be awarded every two years to a female writer 35 or under who writes in Spanish and lives in either Mexico or the United States. A benefit to support the award endowment will be held on September 28, 2008 in New York City. Please visit the web site to purchase tickets, make donations, or learn more about the prize.

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