Posted on March 1, 2022 at 2:15 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Congratulations to the winners of the the 2022 PEN America Literary Awards!

Comedian Seth Meyers emceed the ceremony at which they were honored last night.

PEN America describes itself as the nation’s foremost literary and free expression organization; you can learn more about it, as well as watch the award ceremony and read more about the award winners, on its website.

PEN/Jean Stein Book Award ($75,000): The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease, by Daisy Hernández 

PEN Open Book Award ($10,000): Curb, by Divya Victor

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection ($25,000): Skinship: Stories, by Yoon Choi 

PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel ($10,000): Detransition, Baby, by Torrey Peters

PEN/Voelcker Award For Poetry Collection ($5,000): frank: sonnets, by Diane Seuss

PEN Award for Poetry in Translation ($3,000): Everything I Don’t Know, written by Jerzy Ficowski and translated from the Polish by Jennifer Grotz and Piotr Sommer

PEN Translation Prize ($3,000): Migratory Birds, written by Mariana Oliver and translated from the Spanish by Julia Sanches

PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay ($15,000): Graceland, at Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache from the American South, by Margaret Renkl

PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award ($10,000): Fox & I: An Uncommon Friendship, by Catherine Raven

PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography ($5,000): All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler, by Rebecca Donner

PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction ($10,000): All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake, by Tiya Miles 

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