Wendell Berry’s Our Only World and Lauret Savoy’s Trace make PEN longlists

Wendell Berry’s Our Only World and Lauret Savoy’s Trace make PEN longlists

Congratulations to Wendell Berry and Lauret Savoy, who have both made PEN America’s 2016 longlists.

Wendell Berry’s Our Only World: Ten Essays was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, which is awarded to a book of essays published in 2015 that exemplifies the dignity and esteem that the essay form imparts to literature. View the full PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award longlist here.

Lauret Savoy’s Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape was longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award, which is awarded to book-length writings by authors of color. View the full PEN Open Book Award longlist here.