The PEN Ten
The PEN Ten is PEN America's weekly interview series. Founded by Lauren Cerand and Antonio Aiello, the current guest editors are Alex Segura, Randa Jarrar, Nicole Sealey, Natalie Diaz, and Ken Chen.
"There was a time in my twenties when I didn’t write because it was too difficult. I had elevated the concept of “being a writer” to a status I felt I didn’t deserve, and the cheeky teenager who wrote those 27 pages without blinking lost her way...Read More  »
"I’m obsessed with urban neighborhoods, the ideas of identity and tribe that shape and are shaped by them, the hope, conflict, and heartbreak of the ethnic, racial, and socio-economic villages of cities such as Chicago and New York, Paris and...Read More  »
"I write to show that being weak is strong, is daring. As of a year ago, I have begun to write about being a victim of sexual violence at a young age—something that many children, unfortunately, experience. Looking inward has been daring." Read More  »