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
English PEN has appointed Antonia Byatt, director of 2016's Cheltenham Literature Festival, to step in as its interim director from 3rd July. ... Read more
Jo Glanville is stepping down as director of English PEN after being awarded an honorary visiting fellowship at the German university Arbeitsstelle Holocaustliteratur.
English PEN is making five of its 12-strong team redundant following an organisational restructure.
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
Little, Brown Book Group and English PEN are holding a special vigil for imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi, building on the efforts of his wife who today... Read more
English PEN, PEN International and author Salman Rushdie have welcomed the release of Syrian activist and journalist Mazen Darwish from prison after more than three... Read more
New Baileys Women's Prize winner Ali Smith will deliver the second annual PEN HG Wells lecture, which will this year take place at Edinburgh International... Read more
The Supreme Court has today (20th May) overturned an injunction preventing the publication of a memoir by classical pianist James Rhodes, in what has been... Read more
Dame Margaret Drabble and Nobel Laureate Elfride Jelinek are among over 1,000 writers supporting PEN’s call for greater protection for refugees in Europe. Tomorrow (14th... Read more