Winners of the 2014 PEN Literary Awards were announced today by the PEN/American Center. Among the winners are poet Frank Bidart for his collection Metaphysical Dog (also a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award); critic James Wolcott for Critical Mass (reviewed as “epic and epically rewarding”) and playwright David Rabe. Other winners include Linda Leavell for biography, Carl Hart for literary science and Ron Childress for socially engaged fiction (a prize founded by Barbara Kingsolver). The $25,000 award for Debut Fiction will be announced at the end of September. Read more about the awards in this NYT article.