Edmund White Receives 2018 PEN/Saul Bellows Award for Career Achievement in American Fiction
“Unsentimental tenderness, sharply observant wit, and an unsparing examination of the self, mark the fiction of this year’s winner,” the panel of judges wrote in a statement. “To the age of AIDS, the age of loss, the struggle against evangelical Christian hatred, the explosion of gender identities, Edmund White employs a deceptively light touch.”
- from Time Magazine. See the rest of the article here.
See his acceptance speech here on CSPAN.