Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Cormac McCarthy Wins PEN/Saul Bellow Award
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
NEW YORK, May 4 -- Pulitzer Prize winner Cormac McCarthy has received another literary honor.
The author of "The Road," "All the Pretty Horses" and several other novels was named the winner Monday of the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for lifetime achievement in American fiction. The prize is worth $25,000.
The PEN American Center, the U.S. chapter of the international writers organization, announced several other honors:
Steve Coll, former managing editor of The Washington Post, won a nonfiction award for his book "The Bin Ladens," which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and for a 2009 Pulitzer Prize in biography.
The PEN Center also awarded citations to Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer, Ha Jin and 18 other authors for excellence in short fiction.
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