12:42pm PT by Andy Lewis
Francis Ford Coppola to Get Pen Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award
Francis Ford Coppola will be presented with the Pen Center Lifetime Achievement Award at its 25th annual literary awards on Nov. 16 at a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire.
In addition to his well-known directing and producing achievements, Coppola has also won three writing Oscars — one for the original Patton screenplay and two in the adapted category for the Godfather and the Godfather Part II.
He is also the founder of Zoetrope: All Story, a space that has showcased new writers and playwrights for eighteen years.
Pen Center USA also announced its literary award winners. Graham Moore is being honored with a screenplay award for Imitation Game and Noah Hawley won the teleplay award for Fargo.
Here’s the complete list of winners: 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’s Dilemma”); 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 Lavender).