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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  »

February 23, 15

As part of "Guantánamo Diary: An Evening of Reading and Conversation," Justin Vivian Bond reads "Enemy to Enemy" from Mohamedou Ould Slahi's memoir. Read More  »

February 23, 15

Ayana Mathis reads "In the Koran" from Mohamedou Ould Slahi's memoir Guantanamo Diary. Read More  »

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