02 September 2005

PEN Literary Awards

Mark Sarvas reports that the PEN 2005 Literary Awards include the award for Children's Literature to Gifts by Ursula LeGuin. The judges said: "Gifts is a novel of startling grace and mythological complexity, and it manages to be both hopeful and truthful about genetic destiny and personal will."

The winning screenplay was Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind by Charlie Kaufman. Clearly given out of pity for it not winning a Hugo.