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December 30, 15

In celebration of Haitian Independence day on January 1st, we feature Edwidge Danticat reading two poems by Felix Morisseau-Leroy. Read More  »

December 17, 15

In commemoration of the last British troops leaving the Irish Free State 93 years ago today, we feature Roddy Doyle and Colum McCann reading excerpts from their work. Read More  »

December 13, 15

Today's podcast episode features Deborah Ellis reading two of her stories: about an Iranian refugee living in Jordan, and about a child in the slums of Zambia. Read More  »

December 7, 15

Phil Klay, Nadifa Mohamed and others read excerpts from their stories about war at the 2014 PEN World Voices Festival. Read More  »

December 3, 15

Mohsin Hamid reads from his novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist, shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize, as part of the 2010 PEN World Voices Festival. Read More  »

November 20, 15

Carlos Monsiváis reads from his novel Mexican Postcards at the event The Global City, part of the 2006 PEN World Voices Festival. Read More  »

November 16, 15

David Auburn reads from activist, dissident, and writer Wei Jingsheng's "The Courage to Stand Alone" at the 2009 Human Rights Book Festival. Read More  »

October 30, 15

Gregory Pardlo reads from his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection "Digest." Read More  »

October 21, 15

A celebration of Liu Xia’s Empty Chairs: Selected Poems translated from the Chinese by Ming Di and Jennifer Stern. With Ming Di, Tina Chang, Ken Chen, and Nick Flynn. Moderated by Antonio Aiello. Read More  »

October 5, 15

Russian journalist, writer, and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya was assassinated in October 7, 2006. Today's #PENpodcast honors Anna Politkovskaya by featuring Lisa Appignanesi reading from her final unfinished column. Read More  »