The PEN/ Hemingway Award

Each calendar year, PEN New England presents two awards to writers whose work has made an outstanding contribution to fiction, non-fiction or poetry in the previous year. The Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, established in 1976 by the late Mary Hemingway in honor of her husband Ernest Hemingway, includes an $8,000 cash prize for a novel or book of short stories by an American author who has not previously published a book of fiction.