2020 PEN/Malamud Award Ceremony

Friday, December 4, 2020, at 7:30 pm EDT

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Join us for this virtual ceremony celebrating Lydia Davis, the 2020 winner of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story!

Awarded annually to writers who have demonstrated exceptional achievement, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story is one of the nation’s most significant literary prizes for the short story form. This year, we are celebrating our 2020 winner, Lydia Davis, in a ceremony that will feature a reading as well as an in-depth conversation/Q&A about Ms. Davis’s work. The event will also feature remarks by Janna Malamud Smith, Bernard Malamud’s daughter.

This evening is hosted in partnership with the MFA Program in Creative Writing at American University.

This year, PEN/Faulkner has decided to adopt a Pay-What-You-Will model for our public programs to ensure that they remain accessible to all audiences. If you’re able to, please consider making a donation when you claim your ticket so we can continue to provide high quality literary programs that matter to you.