Announcing the 2013 PEN Literary Award Winners
For more than 50 years, the PEN Literary Awards have honored many of the most outstanding voices in literature across such diverse fields as fiction, poetry, science writing, essays, sports writing, biography, children’s literature, translation, and drama. With the help of its partners, supporters, and judges, PEN will confer 16 distinct awards, fellowships, grants, and prizes in 2013, awarding nearly $150,000 to writers, editors, and translators. Award winners and runners-up will be honored at the 2013 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony on Monday, October 21, 2013, at CUNY Graduate Center’s Proshansky Auditorium in New York City, featuring Master of Ceremonies Andy Borowitz.
Notes that among the 2013 PEN Literary Awards are:
- The PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for $25,000: Given to a debut novel or collection of stories that shows great achievement and promise for the future. The winner is A Naked Singularity (University of Chicago Press), Sergio De La Pava.
- The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction for $10,000 given to an impressive work of general nonfiction with great literary value. The winner is Behind the Beautiful Forevers (Random House), Katherine Boo.
- The PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay for $10,000 given to a collection of essays that models the very best in the art of essay writing. The winner is What Light Can Do (Ecco), Robert Hass.
- The PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award for $10,000 given to a work of literary nonfiction in the physical or biological sciences. The winner is Subliminal (Pantheon Books), Leonard Mlodinow.
Congratulations to all winners of the prizes including those not listed here. We now have some great books to add to our reading lists.
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Source is PEN.org
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