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2009 PEN Literary Award Winners

Cormac McCarthy has won the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction. McCarthy received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Road (Vintage), and his 2005 novel No Country for Old Men (Vintage) was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Click here for more titles by Cormac McCarthy.

Donald Ray Pollack has won the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers, which honors a fiction writer of a first novel or collection of short stories, for Knockemstiff (Doubleday).

Jane Mayer, author of The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals (Doubleday), was a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction.

Sam Shepard received The PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Drama Master Playwright Award.

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