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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...

10 emerging writers each receive $50,000 Whiting Awards

Apr. 10, 2024 20:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction writer Aaliyah Bilal, a National Book Award finalist last fall for her story collection “Temple Folk,” is among 10 winners of the Whiting Award for emerging authors. Bilal and the other recipients, who include fellow fiction writers Yoon Choi, Gothataone Moeng and Ada...