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PEN America is thrilled to announce the 2018 PEN America Literary Awards finalists. Our awards are juried by panels of esteemed, award-winning writers, editors, booksellers, and critics. Learn more about each of the PEN America Literary Awards judges here.
This year’s awards will confer nearly $315,000 to writers and translators whose exceptional literary works were published in 2017 and span fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, essays, science writing, sports writing, translation, and more.
“The Poet X has a long story. I technically began writing it in 2012, when I was an 8th grade English teacher in Maryland,” Acevedo says in the video. “My students were 90% Latino. And I realized that all these stories I had been telling in class and these poems I had been writing didn’t necessarily end up on their bookshelves.”
Warner Brothers – specifically, the Warner Animation Group – has signed a deal with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, giving the studio exclusive rights to produce film and television adaptations of Seuss’s children’s books and characters, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The studio began its partnership with the Seuss estate when it landed a Green Eggs and Ham television adaptation back in 2015. That series, which is co-executive-produced by Ellen Degernes, will air on Netflix later this year.