Rejecting the Assassin's Veto
None of us must endorse the contents of Charlie Hebdo's cartoons in order to affirm the principle of free expression for which they stand.
PEN Honors Khadija Ismayilova with PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award
Khadija is an investigative journalist who revealed corruption at the highest levels of power in Azerbaijan.
Announcing the 2015 PEN Literary Awards Shortlist
These shortlists represent a literary treasure trove including both beloved and well-known names as well as new writers for whom simply making the list can itself help begin to make a new writing...
2015 PEN World Voices Festival, May 4-10
The 11th annual Festival introduces a new curatorial approach—focusing on the contemporary literary culture of the African continent & its diaspora. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie co-curates.
Onslaught on Free Expression Intensifies in Turkey
In the latest onslaught on free expression, the government of Turkey made international headlines this month when it again went head-to-head with internet sites Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and...
2013 Translation Fund Winners