PEN American Center has announced the winners of its 2001 literary awards. The awards will be presented May 21 at Lincoln Center in New York City.
The winners are:
Career Achievement ($2,000 each): Gregory Rabassa and Alastair Reid, translators who have contributed to the appreciation of Hispanic literature by English-language readers.
PEN/Roger Klein Award for Book Editing ($1,000): jointly awarded to Gerald Howard, v-p and editorial director, Broadway Books, and Marian Wood, publisher of Marian Wood Books.
Literary Writing on the Visual Arts ($10,000): Leonard Barkan's Unearthing the Past (Yale Univ. Press) and Debora Silverman's Van Gogh and Gaugin (Farrar, Straus & Giroux).
Art of the Essay ($5,000): David Quammen for The Boilerplate Rhino (Scribner).
First Nonfiction ($1,000): Charles Seife for Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea (Viking).
Art of the Memoir ($1,000): C.K. Williams for Misgivings (Farrar, Straus & Giroux).
Translation ($3,000): Tiina Nunnally for her translation of Sigrid Undset's novel Kristin Lavransdatter, Vol. III: The Cross (Penguin Classics).
Poetry in Translation ($3,000): Chana Block and Chana Kronfeld for their joint translation of Open Closed Open by Yehuda Amichai (Harcourt).
Working Writer Fellowship ($5,000): Graham McNamee.
Emerging Poet Award ($5,000): Richard Matthews.