2016 PhD alum Kareem Abu-Zeid is the recipient of the PEN Center’s USA Translation Prize (for “Confessions” by Rabee Jaber).  The awards event will be held October 27th in Beverly Hills, California and will hosted by Nick Offerman along with appearances by talk show host Chelsea Handler and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, who will introduce author Margaret Atwood.  Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” is in TV adaptation on Hulu which recently won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series.