2017 PEN/Hemingway Award Winner Announced

2017 PEN/ Hemingway Award

Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing (Alfred A Knopf)

In her debut novel Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi explores the damaging effect of the slave trade on a family split between the U.S. and the Gold Coast of Ghana across 200 years.



Judges

Andrea Barrett, Helen Elaine Lee, and Jim Shepard

The PEN/Hemingway Awards ceremony took place at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston on Sunday, April 2, 2017.  The keynote Speaker was Roxana Robinson.