Feb 08, 2017
By Michael Kramer
Meryl Streep will present Sondheim with the prize at the group’s annual literary gala April 25th – at the American Museum of Natural History.
Sondheim has written the music or lyrics or both – for a number of block-buster musicals including West Side Story, Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods.
PEN will also honour Macmillan CEO John Sargent – for his advocacy of publishers’ and authors’ rights.
It’s the second straight year PEN has cited a publisher who confronted Amazon. In 2010, Amazon removed “Buy” buttons from Macmillan books including works by Jonathan Franzen and Hilary Mantel – in a dispute over e-book prices.