Pen Book Awards

The PEN American Center awards have been characterized as being among the "major" literary awards in America.

 

PEN America's advocacy includes work on press freedom and the safety of journalists, campus free speech, online harassment, artistic freedom, and support to regions of the world with acute free expression challenges, including Eurasia, Myanmar, and China. PEN America also campaigns for individual writers and journalists who have been imprisoned or come under threat for their work, and annually presents the PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award.

PEN America hosts public programming and events on literature and human rights, including the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature and the annual PEN America Literary Awards. PEN America also works to amplify underrepresented voices, including emerging authors and writers who are undocumented, incarcerated, or face obstacles in reaching audiences.

Sharks in the Time of Saviors: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250787316
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Published: Picador - March 2nd, 2021

2021 Pen/Hemingway Award


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Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250798718
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Published: Picador - June 1st, 2021

2021 Pen/EO Wilson Award


The Secret Lives of Church Ladies Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781949199734
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Published: West Virginia University Press - September 1st, 2020

2021 Pen/Faulkner Award


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Be Holding: A Poem (Pitt Poetry Series) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780822966234
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - September 8th, 2020

2021 Pen/Jean Stein Award


Had I Known: Collected Essays Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781455543694
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Published: Twelve - March 23rd, 2021

2021 Pen/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award


Inheritors Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984897879
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Published: Anchor Books - June 22nd, 2021

2021 Pen Open Book Award


Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Japanese Woman and Her World Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501188534
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Published: Scribner - July 6th, 2021

2021 Pen/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award


Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393357622
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 14th, 2020

2021 Pen/John Kenneth Galbraith Award 


Obit Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595745
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 7th, 2020

2021 Pen/Voelcker Award


Further News of Defeat: Stories Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781938769641
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Published: Autumn House Press - September 5th, 2020

2021 Pen/Robert W Bingham Prize


A Country for Dying Cover Image
By Abdellah Taia, Emma Ramadan (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609809904
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Published: Seven Stories Press - October 6th, 2020

2021 Pen Translation Prize


Raised by Wolves Cover Image
By Amang, Steve Bradbury (Translator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781944700911
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Published: Phoneme Media - September 1st, 2020

2021 Pen Award for Poetry in Translation


Sea Monsters Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226776
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Published: Catapult - February 18th, 2020

PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (2020)


Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393357837
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 10th, 2020

PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Award (2020)


A Prayer for Travelers: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525537021
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 7th, 2020

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award (2020)


The Ten Loves of Nishino Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609455330
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Published: Europa Editions - June 4th, 2019

PEN/Translation Prize (2020)


Where Reasons End: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984801654
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 12th, 2021

PEN/Jean Stein Book Award (2020)


Resurrection of the Wild: Meditations on Ohio's Natural Landscape Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781606353752
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Published: Kent State University Press - April 14th, 2019

PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogal Award for the Art of the Essay (2020)


Hessell-Tiltman Prize/English Pen (2020)


The Terrible: A Storyteller's Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143132622
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Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018

PEN/Ackerly Prize (2019)