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January 29, 2016

NEW YORK—PEN America today announced the shortlists for the 2016 PEN...

February 2, 2016

A long jail term and brutal flogging sentence handed down by Saudi Arabia...

January 25, 2016

Through her writing, Rowling engenders imagination, empathy, humor, and a...

January 18, 2016

As we celebrate Jason’s homecoming, we need to redouble pressure on Tehran...

January 15, 2016

On January 25–29, PEN America will host a delegation of prominent Russian...

January 14, 2016

Reports that Russian authorities in the Komi region have burned over 50...

January 11, 2016

Today PEN American Center joined 195 experts, companies, and organizations...

January 11, 2016

The arrest of poet Hila Sedighi in Tehran this week marks an acceleration...

January 4, 2016

The mysterious disappearances of five men associated with a Hong Kong...

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February 8, 2016

Instead of beheading Ashraf Fayadh, a poet convicted of apostasy, a court...

February 8, 2016

A Palestinian poet condemned to death in Saudi Arabia for apostasy has had...

February 8, 2016

Ashraf Fayadh, who Amnesty International called a 'prisoner of conscience...

February 8, 2016

The PEN American Center on Tuesday announced the finalists for its 2016 PEN...

February 8, 2016

A court in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday revised the punishment given to a...

January 25, 2016

On Monday, PEN America announced that Harry Potter creator Twitter all-...

January 25, 2016

JK Rowling is set to become the recipient of PEN America’s PEN/Allen...

January 25, 2016

The free-speech organization PEN American Center says it is giving its 2016...

January 25, 2016

NEW YORK — J.K. Rowling's latest honor isn't only for her writing.