Tagged: English PEN

The Charlie Hebdo principle

The distaste of eminent writers such as Peter Carey at PEN American Center’s decision to honour Charlie Hebdo at its gala next month,... Read more

US children’s authors protest Yiannopoulos deal

Children’s authors published by Simon & Schuster US have protested against the company releasing a book by controversial figure Milo Yiannopoulos. Read more

English PEN reports 'challenging year'

English PEN has reported a deficit of close to £90,00 in its annual report for the year ending 31st March 2016, describing it as "a... Read more

Short stories smuggled out of North Korea given PEN Translation award

A story collection smuggled out of North Korea - and translated by Man Booker International Prize-winner Deborah Smith - has been selected to receive a PEN Translation award from... Read more

Catherine Taylor leaves English PEN amid wider redundancies

English PEN is making five of its 12-strong team redundant following an organisational restructure. Read more

SoA and English PEN welcome prospect of libel reform in N.I

English PEN and the Society of Authors have welcomed a new report on defamation law in Northern Ireland recommending that Northern Irish law should emulate that of... Read more

Ledbury Poetry Festival campaigns for poets at risk

English PEN is partnering with Ledbury Poetry Festival as part of a campaign to highlight poets at risk around the world. Read more

Scottish and N.I publishers 'left behind' by antiquated defamation law

Scotland and Northern Ireland's unreformed defamation laws threaten to “undermine” publishing in the UK, according to English and Scottish PEN, with Scottish publishers particularly at risk of being... Read more

'Fight for creativity in society' says Winterson

The UK's current society is a “necrophiliac hell hole for the absent rich” that is “stealing creativity from us”, Jeanette Winterson has said. Read more

English PEN launches Modern Literature Festival

English PEN has launched its first ever English PEN Modern Literature Festival which will see UK-based writers present new works in tribute to writers at... Read more

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