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Jul,30 2015

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.

Jul,23 2015

Listen to an excerpt from Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy’s speech at the opening night of the 2015 World Voices Festival in today's PEN podcast.

Jul,22 2015

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.

Jul,20 2015

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

Jul,18 2015

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.

Jul,15 2015

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.

Jul,13 2015

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

Jul,09 2015

Yale University’s Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom in conversation with Paul Holdengräber at the NYPL. Now in his eighth decade, Bloom reflects back on his life-long love affair with literature and recites some of his favorite poems.

May,19 2015

Charlie Hebdo's Editor-in-Chief Gerard Biard and film critic Jean-Baptiste Thoret, in conversation with Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of PEN American Center, and Ed Berenson, NYU's Director of the Institute of French Studies.

Jul,02 2015

Jonathan Safran Foer reads quotes from President George W. Bush from the 2004 PEN event State of Emergency: Unconventional Readings.

Jun,25 2015

This video takes a look at some of the moving, funny, and inspiring acceptance speeches of the 2015 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony.

Jun,04 2015

To celebrate the launch of his memoir "Bobby Wonderful," author Bob Morris took to the PEN DIY stage to round off the DIY season with a poignant and funny talk titled "How to Deal with Regret."

May,19 2015

This panel discussed the Armenian Genocide and its significance as a "dark paradigm" for later attempts by governments to silence writers and cultural leaders.

May,19 2015

This panel discussed the Armenian Genocide and its significance as a "dark paradigm" for later attempts by governments to silence writers and cultural leaders.

May,19 2015

This panel discussed the Armenian Genocide and its significance as a "dark paradigm" for later attempts by governments to silence writers and cultural leaders.

May,19 2015

This panel discussed the Armenian Genocide and its significance as a "dark paradigm" for later attempts by governments to silence writers and cultural leaders.

May,19 2015

This panel discussed the Armenian Genocide and its significance as a "dark paradigm" for later attempts by governments to silence writers and cultural leaders.

May,19 2015

This panel discussed the Armenian Genocide and its significance as a "dark paradigm" for later attempts by governments to silence writers and cultural leaders.

May,19 2015

This celebration of the late Martinican writer, poet, and cultural commentator brings together Kaiama Glover, Achille Mbembe and Véronique Tadjo to discuss his intriguing work.

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