PEN/Faulkner Celebrates Malamud
Hundreds of literary fans and notables gathered in Washington D.C. last week for a celebration of what would have been longtime former faculty member Bernard Malamud's 100th year.
Widely considered one the finest American writers of the 20th-century, Malamud taught at Bennington from 1961-1984, a span in which he won his second National Book Award, a Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and the O. Henry Award for the short story.
The PEN/Faulkner Foundation, which organized last week's event, has been giving the $5,000 Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story since 1998.
Full coverage in The Washington Post.
Read reflections by celebrated author and alumnus Jonathan Lethem '86 on his encounters with Malamud in the Bennington magazine.