Tag Archives: PEN Literary Awards

The PEN Literary Awards: Picking The [Under] Dog

I fully intended on going to the PEN Literary Awards last night, I really did. I RSVP’d, for one thing, and anyone who knows me knows I’m compulsively polite on that count, because the PEN people certainly must have set aside those two plastic cups of Merlot and a couple of cheese cubes with my […]


Better Late Than Never Dept.: The PEN 2014 Literary Award Shortlist

Sometimes I’m late in keeping current with literary competition news here, and then sometimes I’m criminally late. My lack of commentary on the PEN 2014 Literary Awards would fall into that last category, unfortunately. So I’m going to do my best to catch us all up, starting with the fact that PEN America announced the […]


2012 PEN Literary Awards Announced

The PEN American Center has announced the winners of the 2012 PEN Literary Awards, and they’re a good mixed bag. It’s nice to see an organization that uses its award process as an umbrella to celebrate a few different kinds of noteworthiness, and shines a spotlight on some great small presses in the process. Considering […]