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.

In the tradition of The Things They Carried and Redeployment, a short story collection from a U.S. Navy veteran who completed five combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan--a remarkable portrait of the absurdity and poetry that define life in the most clandestine circles of modern warfare.
$27.00 US | $36.00 CAN
Mar 06, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
192 Pages
Random House

The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry
A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century.
$26.95 US | $35.95 CAN
Sep 18, 2018
6 x 9
256 Pages
Beacon Press

A mother and son move to a village in northern Norway, each ensconced in their own world. Their distance has fatal consequences.
$17.00 US | $17.00 CAN
Feb 13, 2018
5-3/4 x 6-1/4
180 Pages
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The most famous of Henri Michaux's poetry collections, now in a new translation from the French.
$16.00 US | $22.00 CAN
May 22, 2018
4-1/2 x 7
240 Pages
NYRB Poets
US/CAN (No Open Mkt)