PEN America Blog
The pirate is the child of the man. The child of the man tells a tale. The tale entails counting. Counting relies on natural numbers. Natural numbers do not include pi nor can they represent its value. The pirate does not know the value of pi.
In a year bloodied by violent attacks on expression, PEN will honor Tom Stoppard, Charlie Hebdo, and Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle.
Irina Balakhonova, founder of the Samokat Publishing House and a pioneer in publishing works on gay themes in defiance of Russia’s homophobic laws and culture, was chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Jeri Laber International Freedom to Publish Award.
On 21 March 2015, while people across the globe celebrate World Poetry Day, PEN will be directing public attention to the imprisonment, murder, and general harassment of poets, writers, and journalists around the world.