45th Annual PEN/Hemingway Award Celebration

April 11, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Location Virtual Forum

Seán Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway’s grandson, honors the winner and finalists for the 2021 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel at this celebration. The 2020 PEN/Hemingway Award winner and finalists will also be honored. Award-winning filmmakers Ken BurnsLynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein, creators of the forthcoming documentary series Hemingway, will discuss the cultural importance of authors and stories in a keynote conversation. The Kennedy Library is the major repository of Ernest Hemingway’s personal papers.

(Photo credits: Ken Burns by Evan Barlow and Lynn Novick by Stephanie Berger)

This program is co-presented with The International Hemingway Foundation and Society.

(Clip: Courtesy of Ken Burns/Florentine Films)


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