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PEN America calls off awards ceremony amid criticism over its response to Israel-Hamas war

Apr. 22, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing widespread unhappiness over its response to the Israel-Hamas war, the writers’ group PEN America has called off its annual awards ceremony. Dozens of nominees had dropped out of the event, which was to have taken place next week. PEN, a literary and free...

Several writers decline recognition from PEN America in protest over its Israel-Hamas war stance

Apr. 12, 2024 09:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Several authors have turned down awards and awards nominations from PEN America, citing unhappiness with the literary and free expression organization's stance on the war in Gaza. This week, PEN announced its long lists in categories ranging from the $75,000 Jean...

Lorrie Moore wins National Book Critics Circle award for fiction, Judy Blume also honored

Mar. 21, 2024 20:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lorrie Moore won the prize for fiction on Thursday, while Judy Blume and her longtime ally in the fight against book bans, the American Library Association were given honorary prizes by the National Book Critics Circle. Moore, best known as a short-story writer,...