CANADIAN POET WINS PEN AMERICA WRITING AWARD

Canadian poet and fiction writer M. NourbeSe Philip and British playwright Tom Stoppard are among those being honoured next month by PEN America, the literary and human rights organization. The Toronto-based Philip has won the $50,000 PEN/Nabokov Award for international literature.


Her books include the poetry collections Thorns and Salmon Courage. Others given the Nabokov award include Edna O’Brien and Philip Roth.

PEN will present the awards March 2 in New York.