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August 27, 15

In celebration of her birthday, listen to this archived podcast of Jeanette Winterson, author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. In this podcast, Winterson discusses the role of books and faith in her life at Faith & Reason, from part of the...Read More  »

August 20, 15

Anthony Rapp reads from The Nimrod Flipout, collection of stories by acclaimed Israeli writer and graphic novelist Etgar Keret. Today, Keret celebrates his 48th birthday. Read More  »

July 30, 15

Marilynne Robinson reads from "Wilderness," a chapter from her 1998 book, The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought. From the 2007 PEN World Voices Festival. Read More  »

July 22, 15

In memory of E.L. Doctorow, who passed away on July 21 at the age of 84, PEN features a piece from our archives. In this podcast Doctorow reads from his novel City of God at the 2011 PEN event "Viva" at the Belarus Free Theatre. Read More  »

July 20, 15

"But the boy knew what he knew. That ever is no time at all." Read More  »

July 18, 15

On what would be former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela's 97th birthday, we feature Todd Solondz's reading of Mandela's 1962 court address from a 2006 PEN event. Read More  »

July 15, 15

Listen to a piece from our archives in memory of Chechnya-based Russian journalist and leading human rights activist Natalia Estemirova, who was assassinated six years ago on July 15, 2009. Read More  »

July 13, 15

Martín Espada reads his translations of Neruda’s “Octopi” and "The Celestial Poets," and his own poem, “The Fugitive Poets of Fenway Park.” Read More  »

February 23, 15

As part of "Guantánamo Diary: An Evening of Reading and Conversation," Molly Crabapple reads "I See His Face" from Mohamedou Ould Slahi's memoir. Read More  »

February 23, 15

As part of "Guantánamo Diary: An Evening of Reading and Conversation", Eileen Myles reads "Great American Sex" from Mohamedou Ould Slahi's memoir. Read More  »