Posted on April 10, 2021 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The 2021 PEN America Literary Awards were handed out Thursday night in a virtual ceremony.
For more information about each award and its recipient, check out PEN's winner page.
PEN America describes itself as the nation’s foremost literary and free expression organization.
PEN/Jean Stein Book Award: Be Holding: A Poem, by Ross Gay
PEN Open Book Award: Inheritors, by Asako Serizawa
PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection: Further News of Defeat, by Michael X. Wang
PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel: Sharks in the Time of Saviors, by Kawai Strong Washburn
PEN/Voelcker Award For Poetry Collection: Obit, by Victoria Chang
PEN Award for Poetry in Translation: Raised by Wolves: Poems and Conversations, written by Amang and translated from the Chinese by Steve Bradbury
PEN Translation Prize: A Country for Dying, written by Abdellah Taïa and translated from the French by Emma Ramadan
PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay: Had I Known: Collected Essays, by Barbara Ehrenreich
PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Service Writing Award: Owls of the Eastern Ice, by Jonathan C. Slaght
PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography: Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World, by Amy Stanley
PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction: Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, by Saidiya Hartman
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