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PEN/Faulkner PEN Awards for Fiction & more
The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, administered by the Folger Shakespeare Library, was established in 1980 by writers to honor their peers. The award is named for William Faulkner, who used his Nobel Prize funds to create an award for young writers, and PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists), the international writers' organization. The award judges, who are themselves writers of fiction, each read more than 250 novels and short story collections published during the calendar year before selecting five outstanding books. The author of the book designated the winner receives $15,000; each of the other nominees receives $5,000.

winners listed below:
PEN/Faulkner (Fiction) 
PEN/Hemingway
PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award (Nonfiction)
PEN/Malamud (Short Stories) 
PEN/Nabokov
PEN New England's Henry David Thoreau Prize (Nature Writing)
PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction                              other book awards

PEN awards websites:
PEN/Malamud Award
PEN/Faulkner Award
PEN/Hemingway Foundation
PEN/New England's Henry David Thoreau Prize                   
                                                                                                                                       

featherPEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

 

2017  Behold the Dreamers - Imbolo Mbue
2016  Delicious Foods - James Hannaham
2015  Preparations for the Next Life - Atticus Lish
2014  We Are All Completely Becky Club - Benjamin Alire Sáenz
2012  The Buddha in the Attic - Julie Otsuka
2011  The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg - Deborah Eisenberg
2010  War Dances - Sherman Alexie

2009  Netherland - Joseph O'Neill
2008  The Great Man - Kate Christensen
2007  Everyman - Philip Roth
2006  The March - E.L. Doctorow
2005  War Trash - Ha Jin
2004  The Early Stories - John Updike
2003  The Caprices - Sabina Murray
2002  Bel Canto - Ann Patchett
2001  The Human Stain - Phillip Roth
2000  Waiting - Ha Jin

1999  The Hours - Michael Cunningham
1998  The Bear Comes Home - Rafi Zabor
1997  Women in Their Beds - Gina Berriault
1996  Independence Day - Richard Ford
1995  Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson
1994  Operation Shylock - Philip Roth
1993  Postcards - E. Annie Proulx
1992  Mao II - Don DeLillo
1991  Philadelphia Fire - John Edgar Wideman
1990  Billy Bathgate - E.L. Doctorow

1989  Dusk - James Salter
1988  World's End - T. Coraghessan Boyle
1987  Soldiers in Hiding - Richard Wiley
1986  The Old Forest... - Peter Taylor
1985  The Barracks Thief - Tobias Wolff
1984  Sent for You Yesterday - John Edgar Wideman
1983  Seaview - Toby Olson
1982  The Chaneysville Incident - David Bradley
1981  How German Is It? - Walter Abish



featherPEN/Malamud Award for Fiction (Short Story)

The PEN/Malamud Award and was established by the family of the late American writer, Bernard Malamud to honor excellence in the art of the short story. The winner receives $5,000. The award started with a $10,000 bequest from Mr. Malamud and the fund continues to grow through the generosity of donors, and with the proceeds from the annual readings. The readings and the fund are administered by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. A panel of PEN/Faulkner directors, together with representatives of Mr. Malamud's literary executors, form the selection committee for the award.

2016  Joy Williams
2015  Deborah Eisenberg
2013  George Saunders
2012  James Salter
2011  Edith Pearlman
2010  Edward P. Jones and Nam Le

2009  Alistair MacLeod and Amy Hempel
2008  Cynthia Ozick and Peter Ho Davies
2006  Adam Haslett and Tobias Wolff
2005 
Lorrie Moore
2004 
Richard Bausch and Nell Freudenberger
2003 
Barry Hannah and Maile Meloy
2002 
Junot Diaz and Ursula Le Guin
2001 
Sherman Alexie and Richard Ford
2000 
Ann Beattie and Nathan Englander

1999 
T. Coraghessan Boyle
1998 
John Barth
1997 
Alice Munro
1996 
Joyce Carol Oates
1995 
Stuart Dybek and William Maxwell
1994 
Grace Paley
1993 
Peter Taylor
1992 
Eudora Welty
1991 
Frederick Busch and Andre Dubus
1990 
George Garrett

1989 
Saul Bellow
1988 
John Updike




feather PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction

The PEN/Saul Bellow Award goes to a living American author whose scale of achievement in fiction, over a sustained career, places him or her in the highest rank of American literature. 

2016  Toni Morrison
2014  Louise Erdrich
2012  E.L. Doctorow
2010  Don DeLillo
2009  Cormac McCarthy
2007  Philip Roth




featherPEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
 (This award is offered every other year, in odd-numbered years.)

2015 Sheri Fink - Five Days at Memorial
2013 Katherine Boo - Behind the Beautiful Forevers
2011 Robert Perkinson - Texas Tough: The Rise of America's Prison Empire
2009 Steve Coll - The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century
2007 James Carroll - House of War      



featherPEN/Nabokov Award

The PEN/Nabokov Award is given to a living author whose body of work, either written in or translated into English, is of enduring originality and consummate craftsmanship.
   August, 2016 Update:  PEN America announced the revival of the former PEN/Nabokov Award as the $50,000 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature, which will honor "an international writer whose work, either written in or translated into English, represents the highest level of achievement in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and/or drama, and is of enduring originality and consummate craftsmanship."

2017  Adonis
2008  Cynthia Ozick
2006  Philip Roth
2004  Mavis Gallant
2002  Mario Vargas Llosa
2000  William H. Gass




feather PEN/Hemingway Foundation

The Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award is awarded annually to a novel or book of short stories by an American author who has not previously published a book of fiction. The award is named after Ernest Hemingway and funded by the Ernest Hemingway Foundation and PEN New England. Mary Hemingway, a member of PEN, founded the award in 1976 both to honor the memory of her husband and to recognize distinguished first books of fiction. The winner is selected by a panel of three distinguished fiction writers and receives a cash prize of US$8,000. The award presentation is sponsored in part by the JFK Presidential Library.

2017  Homecoming - Yaa Gyasi
2016  Eileen - L. Ottessa Moshfegh
2015  Elegy on Kinderklavier - Arna Bontemps Hemenway  
2014  We Need New Names - NoViolet Bulawayo
2013  The Yellow Birds - Kevin Powers
2012  Open City - Teju Cole
2011  The Madonnas of Echo Park - Brando Skyhorse
2010  A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True - Brigid Pasulka

2009  A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living - Michael Dahlie
2008  Then We Came to the End - Joshua Ferris
2007  Brief Encounters With Che Guevara – Ben Fountain
2006  A Thousand Years of Good Prayers – Yiyun Li
2005  GraceLand – Chris Abani
2004  Mrs. Kimble – Jennifer Haigh
2003  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W – Gabriel Brownstein
2002  Mary and O'Neil – Justin Cronin
2001  An Obedient Father – Akhil Sharma
2000  Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri

1999  Homestead – Rosina Lippi
1998  A Private State – Charlotte Bacon
1997  Ocean of Words – Ha Jin
1996  Native Speaker – Chang-Rae Lee
1995  The Grass Dancer – Susan Power
1994  The Magic of Blood – Dagoberto Gilb
1993  Lost in the City – Edward P. Jones
1992  Wartime Lies – Louis Begley
1991  Maps to Anywhere – Bernard Cooper
1990  The Ice at the Bottom of the World – Mark Richard

1989  The Book of Ruth – Jane Hamilton
1988  Imagining Argentina – Lawrence Thornton
1987  Tongues of Flame – Mary Ward Brown
1986  Lady's Time – Alan V. Hewat
1985  Dreams of Sleep – Josephine Humphreys
1984  During the Reign of the Queen of Persia – Joan Chase
1983  Shiloh and Other Stories – Bobbie Ann Mason
1982  Housekeeping – Marilynne Robinson
1981  Household Words – Joan Silber
1980  Mom Kills Kids and Self – Alan Saperstein

1979  Hasen - Reuben Bercovitch
1978  A Way of Life, Like Any Other – Darcy O'Brien
1977  Speedboat – Renata Adler
1976  Parthian Shot – Loyd Little




feather PEN/New England's Henry David Thoreau Prize for Literary Excellence in Nature Writing

2016  Linda Hogan
2015  Diane Ackerman
2014  T.C. Boyle
2013 Peter Matthiessen
2012 Gary Snyder
2011 E. O. Wilson
2010 Gretel Ehrlich



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