2010 Hemingway Foundation/PEN & L.L. Winship/PEN New England Awards

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The 2010 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award  finalists and winners were honored yesterday afternoon in a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts.

Patrick Hemingway, grandson of Ernest Hemingway, representing the Hemingway Foundation, read a piece by Ernest Hemingway about a Japanese earthquake. Brigid Pasulka read from her novel A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True, winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award for a first work of fiction, and the winner of the L.L. Winship/PEN Award for nonfiction, Elyssa East, read from her book, Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town.

The keynote speaker and one of this year’s judges, Dorothy Allison, author of seven books of fiction, essays and poetry, including Bastard Out of Carolina, a National Book Award finalist, gave a rousing talk to all the writers and potential writers in the audience to close out the event.

2010 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award Winner:
Brigid Pasulka, A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Finalists:
C.E. Morgan, All the Living (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone (Knopf)
Honorable Mention:
Mary Beth Keane, The Walking People
Lydia Peelle, Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing 

2010 L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award Winners
Fiction:
Anne Sanow, Triple Time (University of Pittsburgh Press)
Nonfiction:
Elyssa East, Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town (Free Press/Simon & Schuster)
Poetry:
Meg Kearney, Home by Now (Four Way Books)

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