1996 PEN Literary Award Winners
Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
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 Fiction||Chang-rae Lee, Native Speaker (Riverhead)|
|Pen/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize||Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh, translators, View With a Grain of Sand (Harcourt Brace) by Wislawa Szymborska|
|Pen Award for Poetry in Translation||Guy Davenport, editor and translator, 7 Greeks (New Directions)|
|Pen/Voelcker Award for Poetry||Franz Wright|
|Pen/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction||Mary Karr, The Liars' Club (Viking)|
|Pen/Spielvogel-Diamonstein Award for the Art of the Essay||Thomas Nagel, Other Minds—Critical Essays 1969—1994 (Oxford)|
|Gregory Kolovakos Awards Recognizing Lifetime Dedication to Bringing Works of Hispanic Literatures to English-Language Readers||Suzanne Jill Levine|
|Emerging Writer Award/Renato Poggioli Translation Award||Louise Rozier, Little Jesus of Sicily by Fortunato Pasqualino (in progress)|
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