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PEN American Center’s 2011 Winners Announced

By Harriet Staff

The PEN American Center’s 2011 award winners have been announced! The awards, which honor writing, translation and editing, total almost $150,000 and will be presented at a ceremony in New York City on Oct. 12. Among the winners:

The PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, an award of $3,000, goes to Khaled Mattawa for “Adonis: Selected Poems.”

The PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, a prize of $5,000, to Ishion Hutchinson for “Far District.”

The PEN/Nora Magid Award is presented to a magazine editor, a prize of $5,000, for literary excellence; it will go to Brigid Hughes, founding editor of A Public Space.

The PEN Award for Poetry in Translation runners up: Jonathan Galassi for “Canti” by Giacomo Leopardi, Michael Hofmann, for “Angina Days” by Gunter Eich and Charles Simic for “Oranges and Snow” by Milan Djordjević.

The PEN Award for Poetry in Translation runners up: Jonathan Galassi for “Canti” by Giacomo Leopardi, Michael Hofmann, for “Angina Days” by Gunter Eich and Charles Simic for “Oranges and Snow” by Milan Djordjević.

The PEN Emerging Writers Awards runners up: Elliott Holt in fiction, Chester Phillips in nonfiction and Brett Fletcher Lauer in poetry.

You can find the entire list of awardees here. Congrats to all!


Posted in Poetry News on Thursday, August 11th, 2011 by Harriet Staff.