PEN America Literary Awards Past Winners

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Since 1963, PEN America has honored exceptional literary work across literary genres. Today, our awards highlight achievement in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, science writing, sports writing, essays, biography, children’s literature, and drama. They honor everyone from emerging writers to luminaries in their field. To view a complete list of winning titles and honorees, search the table below.  To read excerpts of award-winning work, click here.