2022 Pen America Literary Awards

Congratulations to all the finalists including our very own Torrey Peters who took home the win for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel.

PEN America Lit Awards

The finalists: Rajiv Mohabir, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Percival Everett, Torrey Peters, Mai Der Vang, Douglas Kearney, Phillip B. Williams!

LA Times

Congrats to the 2021 NBCCA nominees, especially: Rajiv Mohabir, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Torrey Peters, Percival Everett, Cornelius Eady!

Poet Laureate

Congratulations to Airea D. Matthews who was named Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate!

PEN America

BFA authors included on the PEN America 2021 longlists: Rajiv Mohabir, Torrey Peters, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Percival Everett, Mai Der Vang, Phillip B. Williams, Douglas Kearney, George Saunders.

Publishers Weekly

Congratulations to Douglas Kearney, whose Sho is a finalist for the National Book Awards.

PEN America

BFA authors Saidiya Hartman and Kwame Dawes both recipients of 2021 PEN Awards.

Poetry Society of Am

Congratulations to Erika Meitner who is the 2021 recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s Cecil Hemley Memorial Award.

Deesha Philyaw

LA Times Book Prize

Deesha Philyaw among 2021 winners for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for her collection The Secret Lives of Church Ladies.

Guggenheim Fellows

Congratulations to Ellen Bass who was awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry!