Thursday, March 22, 2012
PEN/W. G. SEBALD AWARD
Aleksandar Hemon of Chicago won the 2011 PEN/W. G. Sebald Award for a Fiction Writer in Midcareer. Hemon, whose most recent book is the story collection Love and Other Obstacles (Riverhead Books, 2009), received $10,000. The judg es were Jill Ciment, Salvatore Scibona, and Gary Shteyngart. The annual award is given to an author who has published at least three books of fiction. There is no application process.
PEN/E. O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD
Siddhartha Mukherjee of New York City won the 2011 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award for The Emperor of All Maladies (Scribner). He received $10,000. The judges were Rita Charon, Bill McKibben, and Richard Panek. The annual award is given for a book of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) incorporating the physical and biological sciences. The next deadline is February 1, 2012.
PEN/JOYCE OSTERWEIL AWARD FOR POETRY
Ishion Hutchinson of Baltimore won the 2011 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry for his collection, Far District (Peepal Tree Press). He received $5,000. The judges were Carolyn Forche, Kimiko Hahn, and Terrance Hayes. The biennial award is given to an emerging poet of any age. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
PEN/OPEN BOOK AWARD
Manu Joseph of Delhi, India, won the 2011 PEN/Open Book Award for his novel, Serious Men (Norton). He received $5,000. The annual award is given to an emerging writer of color for a book published in the previous year. The next deadline is February 1, 2012.
Mark Slouka of Chicago won the PEN/ Diamondstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay for Essays From the Nick of Time: Reflections and Refutations (Graywolf Press). He received $5,000. The judges were Andre Aciman, Jo Ann Beard, and William H. Gass. The annual award is given for an essay collection published in the previous year. The next deadline is February 1, 2012.
PEN AWARD FOR POETRY IN TRANSLATION
Khaled Mattawa of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the 2011 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation for his translation from the Arabic of Adonis: Selected Poems (Yale University Press). He received $3,000. Martha Cooley judged. The annual prize honors a book-length translation of poetry from any language into English published in the United States during the previous year. The next deadline is February 1, 2012.
PEN TRANSLATION PRIZE
Ibrahim Muhawi of Eugene, Oregon, won the 2011 PEN Translation Prize for his translation from the Arabic of Mahmoud Darwish's essay collection Journal of an Ordinary Grief (Archipelago Books). He received $3,000. The judges were Jonathan Cohen, Barbara Harshav, and Sara Khalili. The annual prize honors a book-length literary translation from any language into English published in the United States during the previous year. The next deadline is February 1, 2012.
PEN/EMERGING WRITERS AWARDS
Poet Adam Day of Richmond, Indiana, fiction writer Smith Henderson of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and creative nonfiction writer David Stuart MacLean of Chicago won 2011 PEN/Emerging Writers Awards. Each received $1,660. The judges were Reif Larsen, David Lehman, and Robin Romm. The annual awards are given to a poet, a fiction writer, and a creative nonfiction writer who have published work in literary journals but have not published a book. There is no application process.
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Source Citation Hartig, Jean. "PEN American Center: PEN/Robert Bingham Prize." Poets & Writers Magazine 39.6 (2011): 145+. Literature Resource Center. Web. 22 Mar. 2012.
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