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message 1: by Lily (last edited Apr 27, 2015 02:33PM) (new)

Lily (joy1) | 2503 comments This re-instates a thread for the PEN/Literary Awards. These awards are described in the links below. The first link below provides information for 2014 entries. The second link relates to 2013 winners.

PEN appears to be an organization vocal and committed globally on issues of free speech and protection of writers.

http://www.pen.org/literary_awards/pe...

http://www.pen.org/blog/announcing-20...

2014 nominees and winners have yet to be announced.

The PEN/Faulkner appears to be independent of these awards and so we will follow it in a separate thread. Its nominees for 2014 have been announced.

2014 Award Winners

http://www.pen.org/press-release/2014...

2014 Shortlists: http://www.pen.org/press-release/2014...


message 2: by Lily (last edited Apr 27, 2015 01:41PM) (new)

Lily (joy1) | 2503 comments http://www.pen.org/press-room

I haven't kept up with this award, but this illustrious protest brought it to my attention today:

"Six prominent novelists have withdrawn from a New York literary gala to protest against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo being honoured with a freedom of expression award.

"The New York Times named the writers pulling out of the May 5 annual PEN American Center gala as Peter Carey, Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose, Teju Cole, Rachel Kushner and Taiye Selasi."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-28...


message 3: by Lily (last edited Jun 15, 2015 05:03AM) (new)

Lily (joy1) | 2503 comments 2015 Pen Award Finalists

Winner announcements are at Msg 5 (5/8/15) and Msg 6 (6/8/15)and are highlighted here.

http://www.pen.org/2015-pen-literary-...

Media: http://www.pen.org/press-clip/2015/04...

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction ($25,000): To an author whose debut work—a first novel or collection of short stories published in 2014—represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise.

JUDGES: Caroline Fraser, Katie Kitamura, Paul La Farge, and Victor LaValle.

SHORTLIST:

The Unamericans: Stories by Molly Antopol (W. W. Norton & Company)

Ruby by Cynthia Bond (Hogarth)

Redeployment by Phil Klay (Penguin Press)

The Dog: Stories by Jack Livings (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) Winner

Love Me Back by Merritt Tierce (Doubleday)

The UnAmericans Stories by Molly Antopol Ruby by Cynthia Bond Redeployment by Phil Klay The Dog Stories by Jack Livings Love Me Back by Merritt Tierce

PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay ($10,000): For a book of essays published in 2014 that exemplifies the dignity and esteem that the essay form imparts to literature.

JUDGES: Diane Johnson, Dahlia Lithwick, Vijay Seshadri, and Mark Slouka.

SHORTLIST:

Moral Imagination: Essays by David Bromwich (Princeton University Press)

Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War by Ian Buruma (New York Review Books) Winner

Loitering: New and Collected Essays by Charles D'Ambrosio (Tin House Books)

The Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie Jamison (Graywolf Press)

Limber by Angela Pelster (Sarabande Books)

Moral Imagination Essays by David Bromwich Theater of Cruelty Art, Film, and the Shadows of War by Ian Buruma Loitering New and Collected Essays by Charles D'Ambrosio The Empathy Exams Essays by Leslie Jamison Limber by Angela Pelster

PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award ($10,000): For a book of literary nonfiction on the subject of the physical or biological sciences published in 2014.

JUDGES: Sue Halpern, Marie Myung-Ok Lee, and Carl Zimmer

SHORTLIST:

War of the Whales: A True Story by Joshua Horwitz (Simon & Schuster) Winner

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson (Riverhead Books)

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert (Henry Holt and Co.)

The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era by Craig Nelson (Scribner)

Proof: The Science of Booze by Adam Rogers (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

War of the Whales A True Story by Joshua Horwitz How We Got to Now Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson The Sixth Extinction An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert The Age of Radiance The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era by Craig Nelson Proof The Science of Booze by Adam Rogers

PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction ($10,000): To an author of a distinguished book of general nonfiction possessing notable literary merit and critical perspective and illuminating important contemporary issues which has been published in 2013 or 2014.

JUDGES: Andrew Blechman, Paul Elie, Azadeh Moaveni, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, and Paul Reyes

SHORTLIST:

Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality by Danielle S. Allen (Liveright)

League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru (Crown Archetype)

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink (Crown) Winner

The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster by Jonathan M. Katz (Palgrave Macmillan)

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein (Simon & Schuster)

Our Declaration A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality by Danielle S. Allen League of Denial The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth by Mark Fainaru-Wada Five Days at Memorial Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink The Big Truck That Went By How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster by Jonathan M. Katz This Changes Everything Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein


PEN Open Book Award ($5,000): For an exceptional book-length work of literature by an author of color published in 2014.

JUDGES: R. Erica Doyle, W. Ralph Eubanks, and Chinelo Okparanta.

SHORTLIST:

An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine (Grove Press)

Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole (Random House)

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay (Black Cat)

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine (Graywolf Press) Winner

The City Son by Samrat Upadhyay (Soho Press)

An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole An Untamed State by Roxane Gay Citizen An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine The City Son by Samrat Upadhyay

PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography ($5,000): For a distinguished biography published in 2014.

JUDGES: Emily Bernard, Nicholas Fox Weber, and Jon Meacham

SHORTLIST:

Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S.C. Gwynne (Scribner)

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs (Scribner)

Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Charles Marsh (Alfred A. Knopf)

The Queen's Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth's Court by Anna Whitelock (Sarah Crichton Books) Winner

Piero's Light: In Search of Piero Della Francesca: A Renaissance Painter and the Revolution in Art, Science, and Religion by Larry Witham (Pegasus Books)

Rebel Yell The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S.C. Gwynne The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs Strange Glory A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Charles Marsh The Queen's Bed An Intimate History of Elizabeth's Court by Anna Whitelock Piero's Light In Search of Piero della Francesca A Renaissance Painter and the Revolution in Art, Science, and Religion by Larry Witham

PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing ($5,000): To honor a nonfiction book on the subject of sports published in 2014.

JUDGES: Rich Cohen, George Dohrmann, and Jonathan Mahler

SHORTLIST:

Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard by John Branch (W. W. Norton & Company) Winner

Black Noon: The Year They Stopped the Indy 500 by Art Garner (Thomas Dunne Books)

All Fishermen Are Liars by John Gierach (Simon & Schuster)

Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World by Nicholas Griffin (Scribner)

Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves by James Nestor (Eamon Dolan Books)

Boy on Ice The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard by John Branch Black Noon The Year They Stopped the Indy 500 by Art Garner All Fishermen Are Liars by John Gierach Ping-Pong Diplomacy The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World by Nicholas Griffin Deep Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves by James Nestor

PEN Award for Poetry in Translation ($3,000): For a book-length translation of poetry into English published in 2014.

JUDGE: Ana Božičević

SHORTLIST:
Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream by Kim Hyesoon
Translated from the Korean by Don Mee Choi
(Action Books)

I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan
Translated from the Pashto by Eliza Griswold
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Winner

Sor Juana Inés de La Cruz: Selected Writings by Juana Inés de la Cruz
Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
(W. W. Norton & Company)

Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry: A Bilingual Edition by Paul Celan
Translated from the German by Pierre Joris
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Guantanamo by Frank Smith
Translated from the French by Vanessa Place
(Les Figues Press)

Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream by Kim Hyesoon I Am the Beggar of the World Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan by Eliza Griswold Sor Juana Ines de La Cruz Selected Writings by Juana Inés de la Cruz Breathturn into Timestead The Collected Later Poetry A Bilingual Edition by Paul Celan Guantanamo by Frank Smith

PEN Translation Prize ($3,000): For a book-length translation of prose into English published in 2014.

JUDGES: Heather Cleary, Lucas Klein, Tess Lewis, and Allison Markin Powell

SHORTLIST:

The Gray Notebook by Josep Pla
Translated from the Catalan by Peter Bush
(New York Review Books)

The Symmetry Teacher: A Novel by Andreï Bitov
Translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Baboon by Naja Marie Aidt
Translated from the Danish by Denise Newman
(Two Lines Press)
Winner

Texas: The Great Theft by Carmen Boullosa
Translated from the Spanish by Samantha Schnee
(Deep Vellum Publishing)

Self-Portrait in Green by Marie NDiaye
Translated from the French by Jordan Stump (Two Lines Press)

The Gray Notebook by Josep Pla The Symmetry Teacher A Novel by Andreï Bitov Baboon by Naja Marie Aidt Texas The Great Theft by Carmen Boullosa Self-Portrait in Green by Marie NDiaye

Long Lists for these awards are here:
http://www.pen.org/blog/longlists-ann...


message 4: by Lily (last edited Jun 15, 2015 04:50AM) (new)

Lily (joy1) | 2503 comments 2015 CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

(The following PEN Awards did not have longlists. Some winners were announced on May 8 along with selected winners for the book awards. Others were announced later. This list now is based on: http://www.pen.org/blog/announcing-20... )

PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize ($10,000): For a promising young writer under the age of 35 for an unpublished work of nonfiction that addresses a global and/or multicultural issue.

JUDGES: John Freeman, Roxane Gay, and Cristina Henriquez

WINNER: Adriana Ramirez for Dead Boys

FINALISTS:
Melissa Petro for Unbecoming
Liz Quinn for The Forgotten Midwives of Guatemala
Krystal Sital for Incantations


PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Awards ($7,500 and $2,500): Three awards which honor a Master American Dramatist, American Playwright in Mid-Career, and Emerging American Playwright.

JUDGES: Kathleen Chalfant, Ellen McLaughlin, and Adam Rapp

WINNER: Tina Howe Tina Howe

Playwright in Mid-Career
WINNER: Anne Washburn

Emerging Playwright
WINNER: Jennifer Blackmer

PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry ($5,000): For an emerging American poet showing promise of further literary achievement.

JUDGES: Marie Howe, Mary Szybist, and Craig Morgan Teicher

WINNER: Saeed Jones Saeed Jones for Prelude to Bruise (Coffee House Press)

PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship ($5,000): For an author of children’s or young-adult fiction to complete a book-length work-in-progress.

JUDGES: Viola Canales, Selene Castrovilla, and Elizabeth Levy

WINNER: Stephanie Kuehn Stephanie Kuehn for The Pragmatist (Forthcoming from Dutton/ Penguin Books)


PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing ($5,000): For a writer whose body of work represents an exceptional contribution to the field.

JUDGES: Mike Barnicle, Franklin Foer, and Selena Roberts.

WINNER: Bob Ryan


PEN/Nora Magid Award for Editing ($2,500): For a magazine editor whose high literary taste has, throughout his or her career, contributed significantly to the excellence of the publication he or she edits.

JUDGES: Christopher Castellani, Carmela Ciuraru, and Bill Clegg

WINNER: Rob Spillman Rob Spillman for Tin House Magazine Tin House Magazine (Volume 3, Number 1) by Rob Spillman

PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation: For a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of his or her work.

JUDGES: Selected by the PEN Translation Committee

WINNER: Burton Watson


PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants ($2,000-$4,000): To support the translation of book-length works into English.

JUDGES: Esther Allen, Mitzi Angel, Peter Blackstock, Howard Goldblatt, Sara Khalili, Michael F. Moore*, Declan Spring, and Alex Zucker (*Voting Chair of the PEN/Heim Advisory Board)

WINNERS: Allison Charette, Jennifer Croft, Stephan Delbos, Amanda DeMarco, Adriana Jacobs, Roy Kesey, Lee Klein, Dong Li, Meg Matich, Jacob Moe, Rajiv Mahabir, Takami Nieda, Zoë Perry, Will Schutt, Sophie Seita, and Simor Wickham-Smith.

- See more at: http://www.pen.org/blog/announcing-20...


message 5: by Lily (last edited Jun 11, 2015 11:41AM) (new)

Lily (joy1) | 2503 comments 2015 Pen Award Winners as of May 8, 2015

http://www.pen.org/blog/announcing-20...

The winners of the Debut Fiction, Art of the Essay, and Open Book Award will be announced at the Literary Awards Ceremony on June 8. The winner of the PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize and recipients of the PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants will be announced later this month. - See more at: hthttp://www.pen.org/2015-pen-literary-...

PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award ($10,000): For a book of literary nonfiction on the subject of the physical or biological sciences published in 2014.

War of the Whales A True Story by Joshua Horwitz War of the Whales: A True Story by Joshua Horwitz (Simon & Schuster)

PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction ($10,000): To an author of a distinguished book of general nonfiction possessing notable literary merit and critical perspective and illuminating important contemporary issues which has been published in 2013 or 2014.

Five Days at Memorial Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink (Crown)

PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography ($5,000): For a distinguished biography published in 2014.

The Queen's Bed An Intimate History of Elizabeth's Court by Anna Whitelock The Queen's Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth's Court by Anna Whitelock (Sarah Crichton Books)


PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing ($5,000): To honor a nonfiction book on the subject of sports published in 2014.

Boy on Ice The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard by John Branch Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard by John Branch (W. W. Norton & Company)


PEN Award for Poetry in Translation ($3,000): For a book-length translation of poetry into English published in 2014.

I Am the Beggar of the World Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan by Eliza Griswold I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan
Translated from the Pashto by Eliza Griswold
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)


PEN Translation Prize ($3,000): For a book-length translation of prose into English published in 2014.

Baboon by Naja Marie Aidt Baboon by Naja Marie Aidt
Translated from the Danish by Denise Newman
(Two Lines Press)


message 6: by Lily (last edited Jun 15, 2015 05:05AM) (new)

Lily (joy1) | 2503 comments See here for latest announcements (June 8):

http://www.pen.org/blog/announcing-20...

Debut Fiction

The Dog by Jack Livings The Dog Stories by Jack Livings The Dog by Jack Livings Jack Livings

Art of the Essay

Theater of Cruelty Art, Film, and the Shadows of War by Ian Buruma Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War by Ian Buruma Ian Buruma
(New York Review Books)

Open Book Award

Citizen An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine Claudia Rankine

(Graywolf Press)

I'm back with a reliable Internet connection after vacation without one, so winners, additional finalists, and their Goodreads links should now be incorporated into the above posts. Please add a post to this thread if you find errors or missing information. 6/15/15


message 7: by Lily (new)

Lily (joy1) | 2503 comments Our list of 2015 PEN Literary Award Winners has now been updated (Msgs 3-7) to include winners/finalists announced June 8. Where available, Goodreads links are provided.

Those interested in works translated to English from another language may want to peruse the PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants winners at the end of Msg 4. (Several presently do not have Goodreads entries.)

For the PEN America listing, see: http://www.pen.org/blog/announcing-20...


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