2016 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.

Achievement in Fiction Toni Morrison
Socially Engaged Fiction The Leavers by Lisa Ko
Debut Book Winner In the Country: Stories by Mia Alvar
Essay Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Science Nonfiction Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future by Lauren Redniss
Biography Agnes Martin: her Life and Art by Nancy Princenthal
Dramatist Lynn Nottage
Poetry Ed Roberson

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