PEN America Blog
The PEN Book Report is a weekly series that challenges the notion of “best of,” “top,” and “seasonal must read” lists and the default books and authors that regularly appear on them. We simply asked contributors to share with us a list of books they turn to over and over again, ones that both inspire and challenge how they engage with the world.
A long jail term and brutal flogging sentence handed down by Saudi Arabia today to Ashraf Fayadh extends the injustice against the esteemed poet.
As we wrap up an informative week with our visiting delegation of writers from Russia, the Russian writers who remain on PEN's case list serve as a sobering reminder that there is still much work to be done.
PEN’s Writers in the Schools program, a member-led initiative, has been working steadily throughout last semester in schools across New York City, and we are happy to share what our volunteers have been up to.