1996 PEN Literary Award Winners

The 1996 PEN Literary Awards were presented in New York City on May 20, 1996. The Hemingway Award was presented April 21, 1996, in Boston.

Ernest Hemingway Foundation/Pen Award for First FictionChang-rae Lee, Native Speaker (Riverhead)
Pen/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation PrizeStanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh, translators, View With a Grain of Sand (Harcourt Brace) by Wislawa Szymborska
Pen Award for Poetry in TranslationGuy Davenport, editor and translator, 7 Greeks (New Directions)
Pen/Voelcker Award for PoetryFranz Wright
Pen/Martha Albrand Award for First NonfictionMary Karr, The Liars' Club (Viking)
Pen/Spielvogel-Diamonstein Award for the Art of the EssayThomas Nagel, Other Minds—Critical Essays 1969—1994 (Oxford)
Gregory Kolovakos Awards Recognizing Lifetime Dedication to Bringing Works of Hispanic Literatures to English-Language ReadersSuzanne Jill Levine
Jean Franco
Emerging Writer Award/Renato Poggioli Translation AwardLouise Rozier, Little Jesus of Sicily by Fortunato Pasqualino (in progress)