On December 2, Los Angeles-based professional writers organization PEN USA honored Elmore Leonard with its lifetime achievement award at The 19th Annual Literary Awards Festival. Past recipients include Ray Bradbury, Woody Allen, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Larry Gelbart, Walter Mosley, Neil Simon, Robert Towne, and Billy Wilder.
More info from the official Elmore Leonard Website:
Elmore Leonard to receive lifetime achievement award from PEN USA (Dec 2)
PEN Center USA awards fete Elmore Leonard (Dec 3)