The Golden PEN Award is a literary award established in 1993 by English PEN given annually to a British writer for "a Lifetime's Distinguished Service to Literature".[1] The winner is chosen by the Board of English PEN. The award has previously been called the S.T. Dupont Golden Pen Award.

Golden PEN Award
Awarded for"A Lifetime's Distinguished Service to Literature"
Hosted byEnglish PEN
First awarded1993
Last awardedActive
WebsiteGolden Pen Award

The award is one of many PEN awards sponsored by International PEN affiliates in over 145 PEN centres around the world.


Previous winners.[2]


  1. ^ a b Alison Flood (3 December 2012). "Linton Kwesi Johnson wins Golden PEN award". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  2. ^ Staff writer. "Golden Pen Award". Golden Pen Award. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  3. ^ Cathy Hartley (2003). A Historical Dictionary of British Women. Psychology Press. p. 349.
  4. ^ Leslie Kane (2004). "Introduction". The Art of Crime: The Plays and Film of Harold Pinter and David Mamet. Psychology Press. p. 2.
  5. ^ Sherna Noah (22 August 2012). "Carrie's War author Nina Bawden dies". The Independent. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  6. ^ Gillian Fenwick (2008). "Chronology". Traveling Genius: The Writing Life of Jan Morris. Univ of South Carolina Press. p. XX. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  7. ^ Catherine Neilan (8 December 2009). "Berger picks up Golden PEN award". The Bookseller. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  8. ^ Benedicte Page (1 December 2011). "Drabble wins Golden PEN". The Bookseller. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  9. ^ Liz Bury (3 December 2013). "Gillian Slovo wins Golden PEN award". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 May 2014.

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