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...
Wed, 07/03/2012 - 08:15
English PEN is to look for a new director after Jonathan Heawood announced that he will step down in June.
Heawood, who has served as director of the writers' association for six years, is to take up a new role as director of programmes at human rights foundation, the Sigrid Rausing Trust.
Gillian Slovo, English PEN...
Tue, 06/12/2011 - 07:35
The Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author Hisham Matar has been elected onto the board of writers' charity English PEN. Literary agent David Miller has also joined the board.
Matar worked with English PEN on a campaign for the release of his father, a Libyan political prisoner, in 2010. He has since become closely involved with...
Tue, 25/10/2011 - 10:32
What's the point of literary translation? For too long, publishers and booksellers have fought shy of literature in translation, fearing that readers are put off by books with foreign-sounding authors. In the culmination of a two-year project, English PEN and Free Word have published Taking Flight, a...
Mon, 20/09/2010 - 08:35
The Libel Reform Campaign will be holding events at all three party conferences this autumn, kicking off with one at the Liberal Democrat conference in Liverpool tomorrow (21st September).
The events will be "part of a concerted move to remind politicians of their manifesto commitments to reform," the campaign said.
Thu, 19/08/2010 - 15:09
Anti-censorship campaigners have written to the Guardian opposing the stance taken by authors critical of Tony Blair's Waterstone's signing.
Iain Banks, A L Kennedy and John Pilger were among the signatories to a letter yesterday calling on Waterstone's to reconsider its decision to host a signing event for former prime...
Sun, 22/02/2009 - 10:00
The Emirates Airlines International Festival is to hold a debate with International PEN on free speech and censorship. It follows its decision to prevent Penguin author Geraldine Bedell from launching her book at the Dubai-based event because it featured a gay character. The bar provoked an outrage among some authors, but The Bookseller...