PEN/Katherine Anne Porter First Amendment Award


PEN/Katherine Anne Porter First Amendment Award

The PEN/Katherine Anne Porter First Amendment Award is presented each spring to a U.S. resident who has fought courageously, despite adversity, to safeguard the First Amendment right to freedom of expression as it applies to the written word. Sponsored by PEN American Center and Katherine Anne Porter Foundation, a cash prize of $10,000 is awarded. [http://www.pen.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/1706/prmID/172] The award succeeds the PEN/Newman's Own First Amendment Award which ended in 2006.

Recipients

2008 - Laura Berg - A psychiatric nurse at a Veterans Affairs hospital who faced an investigation into possible charges of sedition when she wrote a letter to the editor of her local newspaper critical of George W. Bush. [http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/27/opinion/27sun3.html]


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