Each year, we present three awards to outstanding writers – the PEN Pinter Prize, the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize, and the PEN Ackerley Prize. Funded by and in honour of former PEN members and significant literary figures, these prizes recognise excellence in historical nonfiction, literary autobiography, and a courageous and unflinching approach to the written word.

Previous winners include Lemn Sissay, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Sir Salman Rushdie, Raif Badawi, Margaret Atwood, and Roberto Saviano.