The PEN Ten with Nathaniel Bellows
BY PEN America
Art, as a pursuit, has a place and purpose in the “public” sphere. There are few other known forces in the world that can provide such comfort, solace, provocation, humility, inspiration, arousal...
PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature Marks Tenth Anniversary, April 28-May 4, 2014
A Weeklong Series of Readings, Debates, Performances, and Workshop Celebrates Writers Who Have Taken Artistic and Political Risks...
A Literary Protest for Free Expression in China
Join PEN American Center with acclaimed writers Sergio De La Pava, Jennifer Egan, Ha Jin, Alison Klayman, Chang-Rae Lee, and Victoria Redel to protest Beijing’s efforts to silence Ai Weiwei and...
PEN Honors Ilham Tohti with PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award
PEN American Center announced today that it will confer the 2014 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award upon imprisoned Uyghur economist and writer Ilham Tohti. PEN hopes that this...
Mapping Metaphors to Fight Surveillance
BY Deji Olukotun
Over 62 days, PEN analyzed the use of metaphors in surveillance news coverage. We found that there is rich thematic diversity in the types of metaphors that are used, but there is also a failure...
April 15, 2014
2013 Translation Fund Winners