PEN USA announces 2008 literary award winners

PEN USA ANNOUNCES 2008 LITERARY AWARD WINNERS

November 07, 2008

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PEN USA, the West Coast center for the renowned writers’ organization International PEN, has unveiled the winners of its prestigious 2008 Literary Awards competition.

These include:

Fiction
Daniel Alarcon, "Lost City Radio"  (reviewed in the Monitor on 2/13/07)

Creative Nonfiction
Julia Whitty, "The Fragile Edge"

Research Nonfiction
William Vollmann, "Poor People" (reviewed in the Monitor on 3/13/07)

Poetry
Juan Felipe Herrera, "187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross the Border"

Children's Literature
Ron Koertge, "Strays"

Translation
Donald Revell, "A Season in Hell" by Arthur Rimbaud

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