Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

PEN Awards Go Out in New York.(Journal North)

Byline: Journal Staff Reports

AROUND NORTHERN NEW MEXICO

NEW YORK Playwrights John Guare and Craig Lucas and essayist William Gass were among the winners of literary awards announced Monday by the PEN American Center.

Guare, best known for such plays as "Six Degrees of Separation," and Lucas, whose works include "Longtime Companion" and "Prelude to a Kiss," received PEN/Laura Pels Foundation awards for mid-career playwrights.

Gass' "Tests of Time," winner of this year's National Book Critics Circle prize for criticism, received the PEN/Spielvogel Diamonstein Award for "the art of the essay. …

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