Irish American Writers & Artists

August 29, 2012

Dan Barry wins the 2012 PEN/ESPN Award for Sports Literary Writing

Filed under: Essay,Events,Literature — by johnleemedia @ 6:10 pm
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IAW&A Advisory Board member is honored for his book “Bottom of the 33rd.”

Aug 29, 2012 – PEN American Center, the largest branch of the world’s oldest literary and human rights organization, today announced the winners and runners-up of the 2012 PEN Awards, the most comprehensive literary awards program in the country. This year marks PEN’s 90th anniversary. For more than 50 of those years, PEN’s Literary Awards program has honored many of the most outstanding voices in literature.

This year’s recipient of the PEN/ESPN Award for a nonfiction book on the subject of sports published in 2011 is Dan Barry for his work “Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball’s Longest Game”. This year’s judges included Marshall Jon Fisher, Rob Fleder, and Mark Mulvoy.

1981 Pawtucket Red Sox team photo
Courtesy of the Pawtucket Red Sox

Award winners and runners-up will be honored at the 2012 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at CUNY Graduate Center’s Proshansky Auditorium in New York City.

Congrats, Dan!

 

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