The PEN/Malamud Award “recognizes a body of work that demonstrates excellence in the art of short fiction.” It is a relatively young award that doesn’t get the recognition it deserves, possibly because of its focus on the short story, a form which also doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. Then again, perhaps it is because many of the authors, as this award recognizes a body of work, are already well established. Bernand Malamud has his name tied to the award because of his proven excellence in the form, and the award was initially funded by Malamud family.
For the PEN/Malamud homepage, click here.
For a list of past winners, click here.