'The PEN/Malamud Award and Memorial Reading honors "excellence in the art of the short story", and is awarded annually by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. The selection committee is composed of PEN/Faulkner directors and representatives of Bernard Malamud's literary executors. The award was first given in 1988.
'The award is one of many PEN awards sponsored by International PEN affiliates in over 145 PEN centres around the world'. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PEN/Malamud_Award
The PEN/Malamud Award for 'excellence in the art of the short story' is awarded annually by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. The award commemorates the life and work of Bernard Malamud.
For further information, go to the PEN/Faulkner Foundation website, http://www.penfaulkner.org/pen_malamud_award.php
'In the magnificent opening story, "Love and Honor and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice," a young writer is urged by his friends to mine his father's experiences in Vietnam - and what seems at first a satire on turning one's life into literary commerce becomes a transcendent exploration of homeland, and the ties between father and son. "Cartagena" provides a visceral glimpse of life in Colombia as it enters the mind of a fourteen-year-old hit man facing the ultimate test. In "Meeting Elise" an ageing New York painter mourns his body's decline as he prepares to meet his daughter on the eve of her Carnegie Hall debut. And with graceful symmetry, the final, title story returns to Vietnam, to a fishing trawler crowded with refugees where a young woman's bond with a mother and her small son forces both women to a shattering decision.' (From the author's website.)Joint winner with US author Edward P. Jones.