Our 4 2017 PEN Literary Awards Winners

PEN-America-logo-2016PEN America, the U.S. chapter of the world’s leading international literary-human rights organization, has announced the winners in selected categories for its 2017 Literary Awards, with titles published by Penguin Random House imprints winning for nonfiction, diversity, science and sports writing:

PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction

PEN winnersEVICTED: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond (Crown)

PEN Open Book Award

WHAT IS NOT YOURS IS NOT YOURS by Helen Oyeyemi (Riverhead Books)

PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

PATIENT H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets by Luke Dittrich (Random House)

PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing

INDENTURED: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA by Joe Nocero and  Ben Strauss (Portfolio)

Warm congratulations to all of our award-winning authors, their editors and publishers.

To view the complete winners’ list announced today, click here.

Additional 2017 PEN America Literary Awards recipients will be revealed at the PEN Ceremony March 27 at The New School’s Auditorium in NYC.

PEN/Jean Stein Book Award

KNOWN AND STRANGE THINGS by Teju Cole (Random House)

THE RETURN: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar (Random House)

DARK MONEY: The Hidden History of The Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer (Doubleday)

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction

THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett (Riverhead Books)

HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi  (Alfred A Knopf)

PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

KNOWN AND STRANGE THINGS by Teju Cole (Random House)

Posted: February 22, 2017