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Larry Kramer, Frank Deford Among PEN Award Winners

Wednesday Aug 14, 2013
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Playwright Larry Kramer and sportswriter Frank Deford are among this year’s winners of awards given by the PEN American Center, the literary and human rights organization.

Kramer was named a master dramatist and received $7,500, while Deford was honored with a $5,000 prize for lifetime achievement.

Sergio De Le Pava, author of "A Naked Singularity," has received a $25,000 prize for writing the best debut novel. Katherine Boo’s "Beyond the Beautiful Forevers" is cited for best nonfiction and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Hass’ "What Light Can Do" for best essay collection. Boo and Hass each will receive $10,000.

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