Thu, 13/06/2013 - 09:58
The Libel Reform Campaign is pushing for further changes to the UK's libel laws following the passing of the Defamation Act 2013.
A new document, http://www.englishpen.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Libel-reform-what-n... 3.pdf">Libel Reform What Next?, set out further changes the bodies backing the campaign wish...
Wed, 22/05/2013 - 06:30
The auction of 50 first editions annotated by their authors, held at Sotheby's last night (21st May) in support of English PEN, raised a total of £439,200.
The star lot, a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, containing author J K Rowling's personal annotations and illustrations, was...
Tue, 21/05/2013 - 09:00
Dutch writer Gerbrand Bakker has won this year's £10,000 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize with his novel The Detour, published by Harvill Secker.
It is the author's second major literary prize win; his previous novel, The Twin, won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2010.
Bakker will share the...
Mon, 06/05/2013 - 10:00
Arc, Peirene, And Other Stories, Portobello and Harvill Secker have been named as PEN translation award winners for books translated from a range of languages, including Russian, Spanish and Tamil.
PEN announced 16 grants for translators currently working on books, including titles from Bitter Lemon, Haus Publications, Walker Books...
Mon, 29/04/2013 - 07:00
Sotheby's will auction off a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with notes by J K Rowling to raise money for English PEN.
Rowling is one of 50 authors who will be auctioning first editions of their work to raise money for the free speech charity alongside writers including Margaret Atwood, Ian...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 09:15
English PEN director Jo Glanville has warned that publishers could be affected by the new Royal Charter on press regulation, saying "clarity is needed" from government on whom it applies to.
Politicians reached a deal on the reforms after more than 100 hours of talks, concluding that a Royal Charter would be set up with the...
Wed, 12/12/2012 - 08:00
English PEN is to award grants for the translation of ten books into English including titles in Belarusian, Galician and Polish.
A “long llst “ of UK publishers submitted titles to the biannual scheme, Pen Translates!, which is designed to “encourage outstanding literature from a wide range of languages to be...
Thu, 29/11/2012 - 15:57
A book on the the political uprisings in the Middle East has won an English PEN Award for outstanding writing in translation.
Writing Revolution: The Voices from Tunis to Damascus by Layla Al-Zubaidi, Matthew Cassel and Nemonie Craven Roderick (I.B.Tauris) was selected for its role in contributing to inter-cultural...
Mon, 26/11/2012 - 16:51
Six books are set to receive English PEN Awards for Writing in Translation 2013, translated from Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Czech and French, and including two titles from Granta.
The award uniquely recognises translated works of fiction, non-fiction or poetry which "contribute to inter-cultural understanding and promote freedom...
Mon, 28/05/2012 - 07:50
Index on Censorship editor Jo Glanville has been appointed as the new director of English PEN, succeeding Jonathan Heawood.
Glanville will take up the post on 3rd September.
Gillian Slovo, president of English PEN, said: "We’re delighted to have chosen Jo Glanville as our new director. She brings exciting plans...