The annual PEN America Literary Awards this year have included three career-achievement awards and 11 book awards.
The 2022 Guadalajara Literature Prize, awarded by Feria Internacional del Libro, goes to Romanian writer Mircea Cărtărescu.
A prolific and much-awarded essayist, novelist, and story writer, Soledad Puértolas is named to receive Liber 22’s accolade for writers.
A big step forward for the 19-year-old nonprofit, Words Without Borders re-introduces its work in a new, agile site redesign.
The 2022 PEN America Literary Awards will confer a total of more than US$350,000 in prize winnings.
The annual presentation of literary awards and career achievement honors was produced digitally for a second year.
In Thursday’s program, special honorees are George C. Wolfe, Anne Carson, Daniel Alexander Jones, Kwame Dawes, and Pierre Joris.
From these finalists for the PEN America Literary Awards, winners will be announced on April 8 and receive a total of more than US$380,000.
Based in PEN’s long-running program of writing mentorship for prison inmates, the new prize recognizes four pairs of mentors and mentees .
Following Jennifer Egan in the post, the playwright and novelist Ayad Akhtar takes up the PEN America presidency in December.
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