Mastras Wins PEN USA Literary Award for "Breaking Bad"

PEN Center USA has officially announced that George Mastras has won the 2009 PEN USA Literary Award in the Teleplay category for his episode of Breaking Bad entitled "Crazy Handful of Nothin'."  Mastras will receive the honor in a ceremonly to take place on December 2nd in Beverly Hills, California.  Other award winners shall include Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Elmore Leonard, novelist Kim Barnes (A Country Called Home), columnist and non-fiction writer Steve Lopez (The Soloist), and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk).