Our warmest congratulations to Margarita Engle, who has been named winner of the 2014 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Young Adult/Children’s Literature for her 2013 book The Lightning Dreamer, Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist. This book tells the story of Cuba’s Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda. [For more information on the book, see previous post, New Book: Margarita Engle’s “The Lightning Dreamer—Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist”.]
Other award winners include: Gretel Ehrlich (Creative Nonfiction Award for Facing the Wave); Octavio Solis (Drama Award for Se Llama Cristina); Lindsay Hill (Fiction Award for Sea of Hooks); Craig Malisow (Journalism Award for Deadly Charades); Victoria Chang (Poetry Award for The Boss); Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis (Research Nonfiction Award for Dallas 1963); Ben Coccio (Screenplay Award for The Place Beyond the Pines); Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham (Teleplay Award for Girls “Together”); and Wayne A. Rebhorn (Translation Award for the Decameron).
For press release, see http://penusa.org/sites/default/files/PEN%20AWARDS%20Winner%20Release%20%281%29.pdf
See event info at http://penusa.org/24th-annual-literary-awards-festival