James Salter to Receive 2012 PEN/Malamud Award for short fiction

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 by Kevin Gunn
Posted in Humanities, Religious Studies

James Salter has won the PEN/Malamud Award 2012 for his contribution to short fiction. The following titles are on order at Mullen Library:

  • Burning the Days
  • Light Years
  • The Hunters
  • Gods of Tin: the Flying Years
  • Last Night: Stories
  • Sport and a Pastime
  • Life is Meals
  • Memorial Days: the Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps
  • Dusk and Other Stories

Official statement.

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka wins PEN / Faulkner 2012 Award for Fiction

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 by Kevin Gunn
Posted in Humanities, Religious Studies

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka wins the PEN / Faulkner 2012 Award for Fiction.  The announcement was made March 26th.  The award will be given May 5th at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

PEN Literary Awards for 2011

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 by Kevin Gunn
Posted in Humanities, Religious Studies

PEN American Center announced its 2011 awards for literature:

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize ($25,000)
To a fiction writer whose debut work, published in 2010, represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise.

PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award ($10,000)
For a book of literary nonfiction on the subject of the physical and biological sciences published in 2010.

PEN/W. G. Sebald Award for a Fiction Writer in Mid-Career ($10,000)
To an author who has published at least three significant works of literary fiction.

PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction ($10,000)
For a distinguished book of general nonfiction possessing notable literary merit and critical perspective published in 2009 or 2010.

PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award for an American Playwright in Mid-Career and a Master American Dramatist ($7,500)
A pair of awards, which honor: a Master American Dramatist and an American Playwright in Mid-Career.

PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay ($5,000)
For a book of essays published in 2010 that exemplifies the dignity and esteem of the essay form.

PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing ($5,000)
For a nonfiction book on the subject of sports published in 2010.

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

PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography ($5,000)
For a distinguished biography published in 2010.

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

PEN/Nora Magid Award ($5,000)
To a magazine editor whose high literary standards and taste have contributed significantly to the excellence of the publication he or she edits.

PEN Open Book Awards ($5,000)
For an exceptional work of literature by a writer of color published in 2010.

PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship ($5,000)

To a writer of children’s or young adult fiction in financial need, who has published at least two books.

PEN Award for Poetry in Translation ($3,000)
For a book-length translation of poetry into English published in 2010.

PEN Translation Prize ($3,000)
For a book-length translation of prose into English published in 2010.

Translation Fund Grants ($3,000)
To support the translation of book-length works that have not previously appeared in English.

PEN Emerging Writers Awards ($1,660)
One award each to an up-and-coming fiction writer, nonfiction writer, and poet who show exceptional talent but who have yet to publish book-length works.