2012 PEN/Malamud Award: James Salter (2012)

The 2012 PEN/Malamud Award Ceremony and Memorial Reading, which took place at the Folger Elizabethan Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 7th 2012.

Established by Bernard Malamud’s family to honor excellence in the art of the short story, the prize has been awarded annually since 1988 and this year honored author James Salter. Among Salter’s many works of fiction and non-fiction are two remarkable story collections, Dusk (1988) and Last Night (2005). The latter collection leads with the story “Comet,” which Salter read to a packed house at the ceremony.