The 31st Annual PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Literary Awards
Join us for the 31th Annual PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Literary Awards. The PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Awards, named for the late poet and professor at The University of California at Berkeley, were created to provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community. In addition, there is an Adelle Foley Award, a Reginald Lockett Lifetime Achievement Award and a Gary Webb Anti-Censorship award.
The 2020 PEN Oakland Award winners will be formally recognized on Saturday, December 5, from 2:00-5:00 P.M. PST. This will be a free virtual event, which will be broadcast live on Facebook on the Oakland Public Library Facebook page.
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The 2020 PEN Oakland Award Recipients Are:
Josephine Miles Award
Nick Estes, Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance (Verso; Illustrated Edition)
Sigrun Susan Lane Salt: Poems based in a dream that mollusks and bi-valves can suddenly sing (Goldfish Press)
Jericho Brown, The Tradition (Copper Canyon Press)
Maya Khosla, All the Fires of Wind and Light (Sixteen Rivers Press)
Jillian Weise, Cyborg Detective (BOA Editions, Ltd.)
Jia Tolentino, Trick Mirror (Random House)
Stephanie McCurry, Women’s War (Harvard University Press)
Adelle Foley Award
Gary Webb Anti-Censorship Award
Omarosa Manigault Newman
Reginald Lockett Lifetime Achievement Award