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PEN Awards Claudia Rankine, Jack Livings 2015 Fiction Awards

Claudia Rankine won the 2015 PEN Open Book Award and $5,000 for "Citizen: An American Lyric." - peoplewhowrite

Claudia Rankine

The full list of 2015 PEN Literary Award winners is now available on PEN.org following a ceremony at the New School held at Manhattan’s New School University. PEN had announced most of the non-fiction winners on May 13th — the John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction, then PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing — as well as three playwrighting honors — The American Playwright in Midcareer Award, the Emerging American Playwright Award, and the Master American Dramatist Award. A total of 90 writers were named to the long list in March. A month later, the finalists were revealed. PEN awarded winners over $70,000 in prizes. A few of the 2015 honorees below:

DEBUT FICTION
The Dog by Jack Livings

ESSAY
Theater of Cruelty by Ian Burma

SCIENCE WRITING
War of the Whales by Joshua Horwitz

NON-FICTION
Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

OPEN BOOK (for Writers of Color)
Citizen by Claudia Rankine

BIOGRAPHY
The Queen’s Bed by Anna Whitelock

SPORTS WRITING
Boy on Ice by John Branch

POETRY IN TRANSLATION
I Am the Beggar of the World by Eliza Griswold

PROSE IN TRANSLATION
Baboon by Naja Marie Aidt, Denise Newman

Get the full winners list here.

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