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2020 PEN/ Hemingway Award Winner

Ruchika Tomar, A Prayer for Travelers (Riverhead)

Critically-acclaimed debut novelist Ruchika Tomar is the winner of the 2020 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel, for A Prayer for Travelers (Riverhead).

Award citation:

PEN/Hemingway Award Ceremony April 5th

Coronavirus exposure actions:

The PEN/Hemingway festivities scheduled for April 5 are canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date (TBD).

The JFK Library, NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) and all Presidential Libraries, are closed to the public until further notice. 

Ernest Hemingway Restoration Centre Opens in Cuba

The restoration centre built by the Cuban National Cultural Heritage Council and Finca Vigia Foundation of the United States is located on the 15-acre (6-hectare) property where Hemingway lived in a tree-shaded, airy Spanish-style home.  For more information, click here.

2019 PEN/Hemingway Award Winner

Critically-acclaimed debut author Tommy Orange is the winner of the 2019 PEN/Hemingway Award for his novel There There (Knopf), PEN America announced today. Honoring a distinguished first novel, Tommy Orange will receive $25,000 underwritten by the Hemingway Family and the Hemingway Foundation, as well as a month-long Residency Fellowship at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, a retreat for artists and writers, valued at $10,000.