May 5 PEN Literary Gala Honors Free Expression Defenders on the Front Lines
In a year bloodied by violent attacks on expression, PEN will honor Tom Stoppard, Charlie Hebdo, and Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle.
On World Poetry Day, PEN Highlights Cases of Persecuted Poets Worldwide
On 21 March 2015, while people across the globe celebrate World Poetry Day, PEN will be directing public attention to the imprisonment, murder, and general harassment of poets, writers, and...
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.
Myanmar: Three Convicted for Facebook Image of Buddha in Headphones
Two managers and the owner of a Yangon pub were sentenced to two years in prison under Myanmar’s religion act, which criminalizes insults to religion.
Longlists Announced for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards
PEN is thrilled to announced the longlists for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards, spanning fiction, nonfiction, biography, essays, translation, and more.
March 28, 2015
2013 Translation Fund Winners