PEN America Blog
Jonathan Safran Foer reads quotes from President George W. Bush from the 2004 PEN event State of Emergency: Unconventional Readings.
This is a fascinating time for literary translators into English, and a critical one. Where does the work of the PEN America Translation Committee fit into this changing landscape?
He remembers the evening when he was able to pick up his pen. “Our men’s group had a good discussion that lasted four hours,” he recalled. “Afterwards, I felt human again. And feeling human—that is what allowed me to write.