PEN America Blog
"One of the most wonderful experiences of being here in this castle, besides watching Lars Lauman’s cigarette smoke snake its silvery way from the tower and ramparts up among the stars at night, is the musical disaster of all the fellows’ languages when we communicate."
We've teamed up with Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor at The New Yorker, and cartoonist Liza Donnelly to ask the world’s foremost satirical cartoonists to create cartoons about Khadija Ismayilova and her fight for freedom of expression.
CYAB Committee member Meghan Nuttall Sayres on the Turkish calligrapher Ömer Basdag and the ancient art of handwriting.
Richard Flanagan on how his father's traumatic internment at a Japanese POW camp during World War II informed the writing of his Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.