Literary Hub

Announcing the Judges for the 2017 PEN USA Literary Awards

PEN Center USA, the West Coast center of PEN International, is pleased to announce its 2017 Literary Awards judges. The 2017 Literary Awards will be presented at the 27th Annual Literary Awards Festival at on October 27th, in Los Angeles. At the risk of burying the lede, Margaret Atwood (who is being honored with a lifetime achievement award), might just engage in amiably irascible badinage with awards host Nick Offerman, who is almost as great as she is.

The 2017 Literary Awards Judges

Chris Abani · Alex Espinoza · Jervey Tervalon
Creative Nonfiction
Dinah Lenney · Thomas P. McBee · Elizabeth Silver
Research Nonfiction
Simone Browne · Lillian Faderman · Dan Slater
Natalie Diaz · Saeed Jones · Richard Siken
Kami Garcia · Brendan Kiely · Bill Konigsberg
Jennifer Croft · Elisabeth Jacquette · Idra Novey
Maria Bustillos · Daniel Hernandez · Edward Humes
Diana Burbano · Ruth McKee · Chelsea Sutton

Originally published in Literary Hub.

More from Literary Hub

Literary Hub1 min readFashion & Beauty
“How It Felt” A Poem by Sharon Olds
Even if I still had the clothes I wore, those first twelve years, even if I had the clothes I’d take off before my mother climbed the stairs toward me: the glassy Orlon sweater; the cotton dress, under its smocking my breasts-to-be accordion-folded u
Literary Hub3 min read
Elizabeth Strout on Writers’ Block, the Art of Edward Hopper, and More
Elizabeth Strout’s new novel, Olive, Again is out now from Random House, so we asked her to take our writer’s questionnaire. * Who do you most wish would read your book? The person I most want to read my book is the person who needs that book at the
Literary Hub7 min read
Johan Harstad’s Summer of Porn and Philosophy
I used to work as a garbageman. This is a true statement, and one I tend to bring to the table when slightly cornered by people arguing that as a professional writer I haven’t really done an honest day’s work and therefore haven’t got the slightest c