1997 PEN Literary Award Winners

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
Ernest Hemingway Foundation/Pen Award for First FictionHa Jin, Ocean of Words (Zoland Press)
PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation PrizeThe Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, Arnold Pomerans, translator; Ronald de Leeuw, editor (Viking)
PEN Award for Poetry in TranslationUncollected Poems, by Rainer Maria Rilke; Edward Snow, translator (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for TranslationRobert Fagles for lifetime achievement
PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First NonfictionMark Doty, Heaven's Coast (HarperCollins)
PEN/Spielvogel-Diamonstein Award for the Art of the EssayCynthia Ozick, Fame and Folly (Knopf)
Emerging Writer Award/Renato Poggioli Translation AwardAnn McGarrell, The Face of Isis, by Vittoria Ronchey
PEN/Jerard Fund Award for a Nonfiction Work in Progress by a Woman WriterWinter Kill, Judy Blunt
PEN/Norma Klein Award for a New Children's Fiction WriterRita Williams-Garcia, Sisters on the Homefront, Fast Talk on a Slow Track and Blue Tights (all Lodestar)

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