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Nov,20 2015

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

Nov,19 2015

Canadian poet, novelist, critic, essayist, and environmental activist Margaret Atwood attempts to answer the question "Does writing change anything?"

Nov,17 2015

NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, Jesselyn Radack of ExposeFacts' Whistleblower & Source Protection Program, journalist James Risen, and Susan Glasser of Politico debate the impact of the Obama administration’s aggressive pursuit of national security leaks on freedom of expression.

Nov,17 2015

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden spoke to PEN's Executive Director Suzanne Nossel via Skype about whistleblowing and questions of conscience.

Nov,16 2015

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

Nov,12 2015

Celebrate Marjane Satrapi's birthday a week early with today's PEN podcast and hear how she started making comics and films.

Nov,10 2015

PEN welcomed artist, journalist, and activist Molly Crabapple for a fierce talk titled "How to Draw the Elephant in the Room."

Nov,09 2015

In celebration of his birthday tomorrow, the PEN Podcast features Neil Gaiman telling a story during An Evening with the Moth, part of the 2007 PEN World Voices Festival.

Nov,05 2015

Gregory Pardlo, Willie Perdomo, Saeed Jones, and Cate Marvin talk about equity in publishing and how to diversify mainstream literary culture in today's #PENpodcast.

Oct,26 2015

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

Oct,29 2015

Today's podcast celebrates 49 years since the National Organization of Women published its Statement of Purpose with contemporary writers depicting the private lives of women caught in the crosshairs of literary history.

Oct,23 2015

Our PEN Podcast features Zadie Smith reading from her novel "On Beauty" at the 2006 PEN World Voices Festival.

Oct,22 2015

Joseph Brodsky, a Russian and American poet and essayist expelled from the Soviet Union in 1972, won the Nobel Prize in Literature 28 years ago today. Listen to Edward Hirsch talk about and read from his friend and idol.

Oct,16 2015

To celebrate Mashujaa Day, a holiday to honor all those who contributed to the struggle for Kenya's independence, today's PEN podcast features Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's predictions for where the world may be in the year 2050.

Oct,16 2015

PEN welcomed Joseph Keckler to the PEN DIY stage in early October, for a talk titled "How to Sing Yourself." Here, he speaks with DIY host Angela Ledgerwood, and answers audience questions about his work.

Oct,16 2015

PEN welcomed Joseph Keckler to the PEN DIY stage in early October, where he used opera, literature, and performance in a genre and medium-bending talk titled "How to Sing Yourself."

Oct,15 2015

Michael Reynolds, editor in chief of Europa Editions, translator and professor Esther Allen, and acclaimed Catalan author Jordi Puntí discuss money and translation, drawing on publishers, cultural agencies, and governmental support.

Oct,02 2015

Writers read the poetry of Liu Xia, who has been under extralegal house arrest since her husband, fellow poet and activist Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize in October 2010.

Oct,02 2015

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.

Oct,01 2015

Graham Greene was denied entry to the United States because of his short stint as a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. As we celebrate Greene's birthday tomorrow, listen to Russell Banks read "The Virtue of Disloyalty," where he talks about a poet's responsibility to be disloyal.