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Oprah Winfrey to Receive Honorary PEN/Faulkner Award

Oprah Winfrey appears at the premiere of "A Wrinkle In Time" on March 13, 2018, in London. The PEN/Faulkner Foundation will award Winfrey with its inaugural Literary Champion award, a lifetime achievement prize for contributions to literacy and for inspiring younger readers and writers. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
Oprah Winfrey appears at the premiere of "A Wrinkle In Time" on March 13, 2018, in London. The PEN/Faulkner Foundation will award Winfrey with its inaugural Literary Champion award, a lifetime achievement prize for contributions to literacy and for inspiring younger readers and writers. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

New York (AP) -- For her championing of so many authors over the past quarter century, Oprah Winfrey is herself receiving a literary honor.

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is giving Winfrey its inaugural Literary Champion award, a lifetime achievement prize for contributions to literacy and for inspiring younger readers and writers. PEN/Faulkner is otherwise known for the annual fiction prize it has presented since 1981.