PEN has announced that J. K. Rowling is set to receive the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award.
Rowling will receive the award this spring at the 2016 PEN Literary Gala and Free Expression Awards.
J. K. ROWLING
2016 PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award Honoree
J.K. Rowling has used her talents and stature as a writer to fight inequality on both a local and global level. Herself the frequent object of censorship in schools and libraries across the globe, as well as online targeting, Rowling has emerged as a vocal proponent of free expression and access to literature and ideas for children, as well as incarcerated people, the learning-disabled, and women and girls worldwide.