2005 PEN Southwest Book Awards
PEN Texas and PEN New Mexico collaborated to present the
inaugural PEN Southwest Book Awards to honor excellence in writing by
PEN members on Saturday, October 22, 2005, in a public ceremony held at
La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe. A keynote address by Donald Lamm, whose
forty-four year career at W. W. Norton & Company encompassed the roles
of editor, president and former chairman of the independent publisher,
and a talk on "Writers in the New Global Community" by PEN USA President
Kate Gale were also a draw for the standing room only event.
The winners of the Southwest Book Awards were announced and presented with $500 prizes in each of three categories at the festive awards ceremony.
Lise Goett, Waiting for the Paraclete, Beacon Press
Rudolfo Anaya, Serafina's Stories, University
of New Mexico Press
Kay Barnes, Mortal Means, Cherry Grove Collections
Carroll Pickett, Within These Walls: Memoirs of a Death House
Chaplain, St. Martin's Press