Calendar of Events
Announcing the 2014 PEN Literary Award Winners
PEN is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Literary Awards. Each year, the PEN Awards celebrate some of the most outstanding voices in literature, spanning a wide array of genres and...
Mass Surveillance is Censorship
Edward Albee, Don DeLillo, John Green, Rachel Kushner, and twenty-five other leading American writers joined PEN American Center today in an open letter to the Senate leadership demanding...
The PEN Ten with Amanda Vaill
I'm still surprised to answer "I'm a writer" when people ask me what I do. I wrote as a child—pages of what we would probably call fan-fiction today, extensions or imitations of things I'd read...
Myanmar: Five Journalists Sentenced to 10 Years; 50 Others Face Charges
PEN is calling for five journalists in Myanmar to be released immediately, and for any charges against the another fifty related to peaceful protest to be dropped.
Raccoon, pronghorn, mule deer, ring-necked pheasant, fox
BY Chelsea Biondolillo
I’m sorry for driving past and driving past and driving past all winter and into spring, and for watching, with interest—even, I’m ashamed to say, a kind of gross curiosity—as you became less and...