PEN NEW ENGLAND/L.L. WINSHIP AWARDS
2011 Hemingway Foundation/PEN AwardJudges: Allegra Goodman, Edward P. Jones, and Jayne Anne PhillipsWinner
The Madonnas of Echo Park (Free Press)
Patricia Engel for Vida (Grove/Atlantic)
Suzanne Rivecca for Death Is Not An Option (Norton)
Danielle Evans for Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self (Riverhead Books)
Helen Simonson for Major Pettigrew's Last Stand (Random House)
2011 PEN New England/L.L. Winship Awards
Judges: Kurt Brown, Alan Davis, and Joe Mackall
The Chester Chronicles (Permanent Press)
Blue For Oceans (New Haven Review Books)
Street Shadows (Bantam)
MARILYNNE ROBINSON, Keynote Speaker
The late Mary Hemingway, the wife of Ernest Hemingway, founded the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award in 1976 to honor her late husband and draw attention to first books of fiction. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis brought the presentation of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award to the Kennedy Library.
The L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award was established by The Boston Globe in 1975 to honor long-time Boston Globe editor Laurence L. Winship. The awards celebrate best works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by New England authors.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, PEN New England, Cerulli Associates, the Friends of the Ernest Hemingway Collection, The Boston Globe, the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/Society, the Ucross Foundation, and the University of Idaho sponsor the presentation of the awards.
PEN (Poets/Playwrights, Essayists/Editors, Novelists) New England is an organization of published authors, aspiring writers, and all who love the written word. Our mission is to advance a culture of literature in New England and defend free expression everywhere. PEN New England is a branch of PEN American Center, and part of International PEN, the oldest international literary organization and also the oldest human rights organization in the world. Visit us online at www.pen-ne.org.