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Brando Skyhorse receives PEN/Hemingway Award
Brando Skyhorse, author of 'The Madonnas of Echo Park,' has received the 2011 PEN/Hemingway Award his first book of fiction.
Boston: Brando Skyhorse, author of 'The Madonnas of Echo Park,' has received the 2011 PEN/Hemingway Award for a distinguished first book of fiction.
The Mexican-American writer from California accepted the award Sunday at the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Skyhorse's novel-in-stories covers the lives of Mexican Americans in a neighborhood northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Patrick Hemingway, writer Ernest Hemingway's sole surviving son, and writer Marilynne Robinson presented the award, which is given for a novel or book of short stories by an American author who has not previously published a book of fiction.
The John F Kennedy Library is the major repository of Ernest Hemingway's works.
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