Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hemingway/PEN Award Goes to Teju Cole

The 2012 Hemingway/PEN Award was given this week to Teju Cole who visited the New York State Writers Institute on February 10th.

Teju Cole, writer in residence at Bard College, has won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, which honors outstanding first works of fiction, for his novel Open City. Previous winners of the prize include Bobbie Mason, Renata Adler, Ha Jin, Jhumpa Lahiri and Dagoberto Gilb. Read more in the New York Times.