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May 20, 2015

PEN Launches Anti-Censorship Campaign as BookExpo...

May 18, 2015

The cancellation of a series of plays about artistic censorship by a New...

May 14, 2015

On the one year anniversary of his unjust imprisonment, PEN American Center...

May 14, 2015

PEN American Center is appalled by the murder of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das...

May 12, 2015

NEW YORK— PEN American Center today announced the winners...

May 11, 2015

The Campaign for Reader Privacy, a coalition including PEN American Center...

May 7, 2015

On 27 April 2015, the award-winning writer and activist Enoh Meyomesse was...

May 1, 2015

Acclaimed French-Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou will present the PEN/Toni...

April 24, 2015

The murder of Sabeen Mahmud, director of bookstore and community space The...

PEN In the Media »

May 20, 2015

A U.S.-based advocacy group is warning Western authors to be vigilant of...

May 20, 2015

The works of the New York writer Paul Auster often hinge on ominous...

May 13, 2015

This morning, PEN American Center announced the winners of the 2015 PEN...

May 11, 2015

In closing lecture at the PEN World Voices festival, author critiques ‘...

May 7, 2015

The literary world can seem like a very secular place. But on Wednesday...

May 6, 2015

Under armed security and a cloud of conflicted opinions and emotions, the...

May 5, 2015

Prize-winning writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is hoping to break down some...

May 5, 2015

If writers and artists could run the world, well, the budgets might not...

May 5, 2015

Ten writers including Tom Stoppard and Mona Elthawy told stories about...

May 5, 2015

Co-curated by Award-Winning Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

May 4, 2015

"What I always say is that if you come to this festival, it might keep you...

May 4, 2015

The solitary pursuits of writing and reading move into the public arena at...