PEN/Nabokov Award

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The PEN/Nabokov Award is awarded biannually by the PEN American Center to writers, principally novelists, "whose works evoke to some measure Nabokov's brilliant versatility and commitment to literature as a search for the deepest truth and the highest pleasure— what Nabokov called the 'indescribable tingle of the spine'."[1] The winner is awarded $20,000. The award is financed by the Vladimir Nabokov Foundation, founded by Dmitri Nabokov. It has been called one of the most prestigious PEN prizes.[2]

The award is one of many PEN awards sponsored by International PEN affiliates in over 145 PEN centres around the world. The PEN American Center awards have been characterized as being among the "major" American literary prizes.[3]

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  1. ^ PEN/Nabokov Award, official website.
  2. ^ Philip Roth. When She Was Good. Vintage.  external link
  3. ^ Alfred Bendixen (2005). "Literary Prizes and Awards". The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 689. 
  4. ^ LAWRENCE VAN GELDER (May 15, 2000). "This Week". New York Times. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ LAWRENCE VAN GELDER (May 2, 2002). "Footlights". New York Times. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ LAWRENCE VAN GELDER (May 3, 2004). "ARTS BRIEFING". New York Times. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  7. ^ "2006 PEN/Nabokov Award". pen.org. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ LAWRENCE VAN GELDER (May 3, 2006). "Arts, Briefly". New York Times. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  9. ^ "2008 PEN/Nabokov Award". pen.org. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 

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