Mastras, Black to also get literary kudos
Author Elmore Leonard will be honored with the PEN USA lifetime achievement award for his long writing career.
This year’s PEN USA Literary Awards Festival will award Leonard and authors in nine other literary genres selected from more than 500 entries. George Mastras of “Breaking Bad” will receive the kudo for the teleplay category, and the screenplay nod will go to Dustin Lance Black for “Milk.”
Ceremony at the Literary Awards Festival, Dec. 2 at the BevHills Hotel is a fundraiser for the nonprofit.