2013 PEN Literary Award Winners

2013 PEN Literary Award Winners

Major congratulations go out to all of the 2013 PEN Literary Award winners and runners-up! We're delighted to see the following two titles honored.

PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing: 

LIKE ANY NORMAL DAY: A Story of Devotion by Mark Kram, Jr.

PEN Open Book Award (co-winner):

THE GREY ALBUM: On the Blackness of Blackness by Kevin Young

PEN President Peter Godwin on this year's awards:

"Every year PEN’s literary awards recognize the brightest lights in literary fiction and nonfiction and honor the sustained careers of writers who are distinguished in their fields, raising awareness for a diverse array of outstanding books. These awards represent the best of PEN’s work in defense of free expression throughout the world—fighting censorship, promoting translations into English, and honoring both the new and well-known authors who make up the core of PEN as an organization. Their voices amplify our advocacy work. We owe a special thanks to our dedicated judges who demonstrate their critical acumen and discerning tastes in choosing such accomplished work each year from an ever-growing number of submissions. We are proud to honor the writers they have selected in this way." (via the press release

See the full list of 2013 winners and runners-up here!


Know More...

Monday Fun Day! (1/14/2013 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (1/14/2013 Edition)

Happy Monday, Librarians!

- We're proud to see some fantastic books published and distributed by Macmillan on the list of finalists for the National Book Critics’ Circle Awards!

In the category of Fiction: 

HHhH by Laurent Binet (FSG)

In the category of Biography: 

ALL WE KNOW by Lisa Cohen (FSG)

In the category of Autobiography: 

MY POETS by Maureen N. McLane (FSG)

In the category of Criticism: 


THE GREY ALBUM: On the Blackness of Blackness by Kevin Young (Graywolf Press)

In the category of Poetry:


- We also saw some great reads on Nancy Pearl's list of Sure Bets for Your Book Group in her most recent Check it Out column for Publishers Weekly. We're especially excited about AMONG OTHERS by Jo Walton and FIELDWORK by Mischa Berlinski. See all of her picks here

- Don't forget to get whitelisted so you can download all of Macmillan's e-galleys from Edelweiss! Instructions here.

- And check out the chapter sampler that St. Martin's Press created of their Spring 2013 debuts just for you. Download it now


Know More...

css.php The owner of this website has made a commitment to accessibility and inclusion, please report any problems that you encounter using the contact form on this website. This site uses the WP ADA Compliance Check plugin to enhance accessibility.