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Hemingway Festival

Physical Address:
200 Brink Hall

Mailing Address:
English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, ID 83844-1102

Phone: (208) 885-6156

Fax: (208) 885-5944

Email: engfac@uidaho.edu

Web: Hemingway Festival

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Each year, the University of Idaho’s Creative Writing Program sponsors the Hemingway Festival to honor the annual Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award recipient.

The recipient visits the University of Idaho to read and meet with students, faculty, and the community through a series of festival events. Events include readings by distinguished visiting authors, MFA faculty and students and the Hemingway Cocktail Hour and Moveable Feast.

About the Hemingway/PEN Award

The prestigious Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award award is given for a novel or book of short stories by an American author who has not previously published a book of fiction.

This year's winner, NoViolet Bulawayo, received her award for her novel "We Need New Names" at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, in a spring ceremony. The 2015 Hemingway Festival took place March 3-5.

The cover of We Need New Names
"We Need New Names" by NoViolet Bulawayo.

History

The Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award was established in 1976 by the late Mary Hemingway in honor of her husband Ernest Hemingway. The University of Idaho’s Creative Writing Program partners with the foundation to honor recipients of the award. The distinction is given for a novel or book of short stories by an American author who has not previously published a book of fiction and includes an $8,000 prize. Previous recipients include Marilynne Robinson, Jhumpa Lahiri and Bobbi Ann Mason. The award has always been an excellent prediction of a young writer’s future success, and many winners have gone on to win Pulitzers.


Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Ernest Hemingway's first published collection of short stories, "In Our Time" (1925).

Hemingway Festival

Physical Address:
200 Brink Hall

Mailing Address:
English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, ID 83844-1102

Phone: (208) 885-6156

Fax: (208) 885-5944

Email: engfac@uidaho.edu

Web: Hemingway Festival

Map