Posted on 02/28/2019 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Congratulations to the 2019 PEN America Literary Awards winners!
A wide range of authors and books were honored Tuesday night for individual works or their lifetime efforts.
PEN/Jean Stein Book Award: Friday Black, by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.
PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection: Bring Out the Dog, by Will Mackin.
PEN Open Book Award: Heads of the Colored People, by Nafissa Thompson-Spires.
PEN Translation Prize: Love, written by Hanne Ørstavik and translated by Martin Aitken.
PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography: Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, by Imani Perry.
Additionally, author Sandra Cisneros took home the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature.
Cisneros, a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico, is best known for her coming-of-age novel The House on Mango Street.
PEN America’s mission is to protect free expression worldwide and unite writers and their allies to further that goal.
You can learn about the organization, as well as see a complete list of prize winners and what the judges said about them, on PEN America’s website.
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