Screenwriters and filmmakers are among those set to receive PEN Center USA honors on November 16, 2015, in Beverly Hills.
Francis Ford Coppola will accept the organization’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. The inimitable Coppola’s body of work spans over five decades as a director, producer and screenwriter. He’s one of few filmmakers to win two Palme d’Ors, for “The Conversation” and “Apocalypse Now,” and he’s won Academy Awards for films including “Patton” and “The Godfather” series.
The 2015 award winners include: Meghan Daum (Creative Nonfiction Award for “The Unspeakable”); Victor Lodato (Drama Award for “Arlington”); Robert Thomas (Fiction Award for “Bridge”); G. Willow Wilson (Graphic Literature Innovator Award); Daniel Alarcón (Journalism Award for “The Contestant”); Claudia Rankine (Poetry Award for “Citizen”); McKenzie Funk (Research Nonfiction Award for “Windfall”); Graham Moore (Screenplay Award for “The Imitation Game”); Noah Hawley (Teleplay Award for Fargo “The Crocodile’sDilemma”); Ainsley Morse and Peter Golub (Translation Award for “Anatomical Theater”); Jordana Moore Saggese (UC Press First Book Award for “Reading Basquiat”); and Leslye Walton (Young Adult/Children’s Award for “The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava”).