The PEN Ten with Warren Adler
BY PEN America
My obsession is to get it right, plot, characters, atmosphere, logic. I never go to sleep without figuring out what I will write tomorrow.
“The girls and the women here wanted to hear about my time in freedom outside the prison walls, but I could not wait to share my stories about my freedom inside the prison walls.”
BY Donald Ray Pollock
Though she’s rotten to the core, I reckon I’ve always loved Tina Elliot, from the first time I laid eyes on her. She came in the store with her mother right after I started working there, just a...
Finalists Reading: Debut Fiction from the 2014 PEN Literary Awards
Join PEN staff, awards judges, and supporters on Sept 28 for an evening of drinks, celebration, and readings by the five finalists for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction.
The first cop told him to go to the checkpoint one block east of here and he did this and there were military police and troops in Humvees and a convoy of dump trucks and sanitation sweepers moving south through the parted sawhorse barriers.
After hearing from readers who told me how the book touched and influenced them, I realized that what I say does have an impact. Of course, I need to write as truthfully and deeply as I know how, but there are moments when a book can give hope to someone in despair, and I am aware of that possibility.
NEW YORK—PEN American Center announced today that author Louise Erdrich will receive the 2014 PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction. Established in memory of Nobel Prize-winning author Saul Bellow, the $25,000 award is presented biannually to a living American author whose scale of achievement in fiction, over a sustained career, places him or her in the highest rank of American literature.