Several Random House titles and authors have received this year's PEN Literary Award. The award winners and finalists are as follows:
•PEN/Nabokov Award: Philip Roth
•Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation: Edith Grossman (translator of Gabriel García Márquez)
•Finalists for PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers: God Lives in St. Petersberg: And Other Stories by Tom Bissell and Mother of Sorrows by Richard McCann
•PEN/Book of the Month Club Translation Prize: Philip Gabriel for his translation of Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
•Finalist for PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction: Schlepping Through the Alps: My Search for Austria's Jewish Past With Its Last Wandering Shepherd by Sam Apple
•Finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir: Falling Palace: A Romance of Naples by Dan Hofstadter
David Bodanis' Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World has won the 2006 Aventis General Prize, which celebrates the very best in popular science writing for adult readers. Since its founding in 1988, the prize has become one of the UK's most prestigious non-fiction literary prizes.