Edmund White is the recipient of PEN’s lifetime achievement award for American fiction, and will join fellow honorees Edna O’Brien (for international literature), Kamau Brathwaite (poetry), Barbara Harshav (translation), Dave Kindred (literary sports writing), Luis Alfaro (American dramatist), Sibyl Kempson (American playwright in mid-career), and Mike Lew (emerging American playwright) at the awards ceremony on Tuesday night.
2018 PEN AMERICA LITERARY AWARDS, Tuesday, February 20, from 7 pm to 9 pm; reception to follow.
SKIRBALL CENTER, NYU, 566 LaGuardia Place, New York City.
Edmund White, City Boy (2009, British edition cover). Image credit: Bloomsbury.