Academic journal article The Hemingway Review

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. (News from the Hemingway Collection)

Academic journal article The Hemingway Review

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. (News from the Hemingway Collection)

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On Sunday, 13 April 2003, the Kennedy Library hosted the annual Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, America's best-known prize for a distinguished first book of fiction, and the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award. Held in the Smith Center, the ceremony began at 3 pm. Patrick Hemingway, son of the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning writer Ernest Hemingway, presented the award to Gabriel Brownstein for his book, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3 W (W. W. Norton & Company), and former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky delivered the keynote speech. The judges for the award were Percival Everett, Maureen Howard, and Jim Shepard. A reception followed the ceremony in the Pavilion, and the Hemingway Research Room was open for tours.

In winning the award, Gabriel Brownstein joins an esteemed list of winners, including Justin Cronin for his warm and powerful collection of stories, Mary and O'Neil, Akhil Sharma for his remarkable and bold novel, An Obedient Father, Jhumpa Lahiri for her short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies, Marilynne Robinson for Housekeeping, Susan Power for The Grass Dancer, Louis Begley for Wartime Lies, and Chang-rae Lee for Native Speaker. …

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