2019 PEN America Literary Awards

By Luis Diaz | March 14 2019 | Humanities & Social Sciences

PEN America, the U.S. chapter of the world’s leading international literary-human rights organization, celebrated the winners of its 2019 Literary Awards on February 26, at a Manhattan ceremony.  Will Mackin’s short story collection, published by Random House, and three titles published by Penguin Random House Publisher Services publisher clients, took home prizes.  Vintage author Sandra Cisneros was presented with the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature.




PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection

BRING OUT THE DOG: Stories by Will Mackin (Random House)


PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Prize for Biography

LOOKING FOR LORRAINE: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry by Imani Perry (Beacon Press, a PRHPS publisher client)


PEN Translation Prize

LOVE by Hanne Ørstavik (Archipelago Books, a PRHPS publisher client)
Translated from the Norwegian by Martin Aitken


PEN Award for Poetry in Translation

A CERTAIN PLUME by Henri Michaux (NYRB, a PRHPS publisher client)


To view the complete list of winners, click here.

A mother and son move to a village in northern Norway, each ensconced in their own world. Their distance has fatal consequences.
$18.00 US
Feb 13, 2018
180 Pages

A Certain Plume
The most famous of Henri Michaux's poetry collections, now in a new translation from the French.
$16.00 US
May 22, 2018
240 Pages
NYRB Poets