Inaugural PEN America/L’Engle-Rahman Prize for Mentorship Recipients Announced

PEN America has announced that Benjamin Frandsen and Noelia Cerna, Elizabeth Hawes and Jeffrey James Keyes, Derek Trumbo and Agustin Lopez, and Seth Wittner and Katrinka Moore are the inaugural recipients of the PEN America/L’Engle-Rahman Prize for Mentorship. Named for the late author Madeleine L’Engle and her 10-year written friendship with scholar, writer, and former Black Party leader Ahmad Rahman, the award honors four mentor/mentee pairs in PEN America’s Prison Writing Mentorship Program, which links established writers with those currently incarcerated. the prize is endowed by the L’Engle family.

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