Author and activist Janet Mock is being honored by PEN Center USA, the West Coast branch of the literary and human rights organization

FILE - In this July 31, 2017 file photo, Janet Mock participates in the "Finding Your Roots" panel during the PBS portion of the 2017 Summer TCA's in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mock is being honored by PEN Center USA, the West Coast branch of the literary and human rights organization. Mock will receive an Award of Honor on Oct. 27 during the center’s 27th annual Literary Awards Festival. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

- Associated Press
Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 07:31 am EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Author and activist Janet Mock is being honored by PEN Center USA, the West Coast branch of the literary and human rights organization.

Mock will receive an Award of Honor next week during the center's 27th annual Literary Awards Festival. The ceremony will be held Oct. 27 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the center told The Associated Press on Monday.

Mock is known for such books as "Redefining Realness" and "Surpassing Certainty," and for her advocacy for LGBTQ rights. The center next week also will honor five New York Times reporters for their breaking news coverage on sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein and Bill O'Reilly.

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