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July 24, 2014

NEW YORK—Edward Albee, Don DeLillo, John Green, Rachel Kushner, and twenty-...

July 2, 2014

Although the Board acknowledged foreign citizens' human right to privacy,...

June 26, 2014

Uyghur writer Ilham Tohti has faced long periods of food deprivation and...

June 23, 2014

The conviction of Al Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy, and...

June 17, 2014

The shortlist includes a number of nationally and internationally acclaimed...

June 11, 2014

Russia’s growing portfolio of discriminatory censorship laws threatens to...

May 24, 2014

PEN American Center calls upon the Thai military to immediately rescind its...

May 4, 2014

PEN AMERICAN CENTER ANNOUNCES LONGLISTS...

May 2, 2014

As World Press Freedom Day approaches, PEN American Center has launched a...

PEN In the Media »

June 19, 2014

John Adams said he learned that the Metropolitan Opera was scrapping plans...

June 13, 2014

It seems the Moscow International Open Book Festival is too open for the...

May 8, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, four big things happened that still shape our world...

May 7, 2014

PEN American Center Literary Gala...

May 6, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — On a night championing free expression and featuring...

May 6, 2014

The pen is mightier than ... not much

For $12,500, you could have...

May 5, 2014

W. B. Yeats had a dream that was “almost as distinct as a vision, of a...

May 5, 2014

While Wall Street is concerned over reports of Twitter's slowed user growth...

May 5, 2014

“Oh, that old thing,” Salman Rushdie groans when you bring up the fatwa...

May 4, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The last time I saw my father was on Feb. 2, 2013. We...

May 3, 2014

In the Arab World, the Syrian writer Osama Alomar has a growing reputation...