2012 PEN Literary Award Winners

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

Find a partial list of this year's winners below. For a complete list, go to PEN awards.

Socially Engaged Fiction Good Kings, Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum
Achievement in Fiction E. L. Doctorow
Debut Book Winner Zazen by Vanessa Veselka
Essay Christopher Hitchens, Arguably
Science Nonfiction James Gleick, The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
Biography Robert K. Massieo Bronson, Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
Dramatist Christopher Durang
Poetry Toi Derricotte

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