PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay Winners

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Against Memoir: Complaints,...

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (2019)
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No Time to Spare: Thinking ...

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (2018)
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The Girls in My Town: Essays

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (2017)
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Between the World and Me

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (2016)
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Theater of Cruelty: Art, Fi...

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Critical Mass: Four Decades...

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (2014)
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What Light Can Do: Essays o...

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Arguably: Selected Essays

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (2012)
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Essays from the Nick of Tim...

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Seeds of Mortality: The Pub...

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (2004)
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Tests of Time

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (2003)
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Skeptical Music: Essays on ...

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The Boilerplate Rhino: Natu...

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For the Time Being

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (2000)
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The Death of Adam: Essays o...

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (1999)
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Finding the Trapdoor: Essay...

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (1998)
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Fame & Folly: Essays

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (1997)
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Other Minds: Critical Essay...

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (1996)
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A Sense of Place, a Sense o...

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (1995)
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There's No Such Thing as Fr...

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (1994)
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The Critics Bear it Away: A...

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (1993)
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The Culture of Pain

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (1992)
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Love's Knowledge: Essays on...

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (1991)
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Essays Ancient and Modern

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (1990)
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The Souls of Yellow Folk: E...

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay Nominee for Longlist (2019)
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Mine: Essays

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This Will Be My Undoing: Li...

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A Mouth Is Always Muzzled: ...

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Ladies Lazarus

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Feel Free: Essays

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PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay Nominee for Shortlist (2019)
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