Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award
The Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award is awarded annually to a novel or book of short stories by an American author who has not previously published a book of fiction. The award is named after Ernest Hemingway and funded by the Ernest Hemingway Foundation, which has been administered by the Hemingway Society since 1987, and PEN New England. Mary Hemingway, a member of PEN, founded the award in 1976 both to honor the memory of her husband and to recognize distinguished first books of fiction.
The winner is selected by a panel of three distinguished fiction writers and receives a cash prize of US$10,000. In 2015, the prize was increased to $20,000. Along with the winner, two finalists and two runners-up receive a Ucross Residency Fellowship at the Ucross Foundation, a retreat for artists and writers on a 22,000 acre (89 km²) ranch on the high plains in Ucross, Wyoming. The award ceremony is held at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1976 – Loyd Little for Parthian Shot
- 1977 – Renata Adler for Speedboat
- 1978 – Darcy O'Brien for A Way of Life, Like Any Other
- 1979 – Reuben Bercovitch for Hasen
- 1980 – Alan Saperstein for Mom Kills Kids and Self
- 1981 – Joan Silber for Household Words
- 1982 – Marilynne Robinson for Housekeeping
- 1983 – Bobbie Ann Mason for Shiloh and Other Stories
- 1984 – Joan Chase for During the Reign of the Queen of Persia
- 1985 – Josephine Humphreys for Dreams of Sleep
- 1986 – Alan V. Hewat for Lady's Time
- 1987 – Mary Ward Brown for Tongues of Flame
- 1988 – Lawrence Thornton for Imagining Argentina
- 1989 – Jane Hamilton for The Book of Ruth
- 1990 – Mark Richard for The Ice at the Bottom of the World
- 1991 – Bernard Cooper for Maps to Anywhere
- 1992 – Louis Begley for Wartime Lies
- 1993 – Edward P. Jones for Lost in the City
- 1994 – Dagoberto Gilb for The Magic of Blood
- 1995 – Susan Power for The Grass Dancer
- 1996 – Chang-Rae Lee for Native Speaker
- 1997 – Ha Jin for Ocean of Words
- 1998 – Charlotte Bacon for A Private State
- 1999 – Rosina Lippi for Homestead
- 2000 – Jhumpa Lahiri for Interpreter of Maladies
- 2001 – Akhil Sharma for An Obedient Father
- 2002 – Justin Cronin for Mary and O'Neil
- 2003 – Gabriel Brownstein for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W
- 2004 – Jennifer Haigh for Mrs. Kimble
- 2005 – Chris Abani for GraceLand
- 2006 – Yiyun Li for A Thousand Years of Good Prayers
- 2007 – Ben Fountain for Brief Encounters With Che Guevara
- 2008 - Joshua Ferris for Then We Came to the End
- 2009 - Michael Dahlie for A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living
- 2010 - Brigid Pasulka for A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True 
- 2011 - Brando Skyhorse for The Madonnas of Echo Park
- 2012 - Teju Cole for Open City 
- 2013 - Kevin Powers for The Yellow Birds
- 2014 - NoViolet Bulawayo for We Need New Names 
- 2015 - Arna Bontemps Hemenway for Elegy on Kinderklavier
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- LARRY ROHTER (March 8, 2012). "Hemingway/PEN Award Goes to Teju Cole". New York Times. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
- Allan Kozinn (March 17, 2014). "Writer From Zimbabwe Wins PEN/Hemingway Award for First Novel". New York Times. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
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