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
PEN Pinter Prize 2020 winner Linton Kwesi Johnson has announced he is sharing the prize with Eritrean poet, songwriter and journalist Amanuel Asrat, who is named 2020's International Writer of... Read more
Nineteen books from 15 countries and 13 languages have won English PEN’s flagship translation awards, including the first novel from South Sudan ever to be... Read more
English PEN has called for the release of Egyptian author Ahdaf Soueif, who was arrested during a protest about the treatment of prisoners during the... Read more
Twenty books have won English PEN’s flagship translation awards, marking the highest number of awards ever given by the programme.
For publishing and creativity to flourish in the Arab World, “the censorship authorities must focus more on preserving copyrights and preventing fraud and piracy than... Read more
A court judgment in a long-running libel case is a victory for free speech and offers vital protection to non-fiction publishers concerned about defamation claims,... Read more
Poet and performer playwright Lemn Sissay has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize, with judges praising his ability to "forge beautiful words and a thousand... Read more
English PEN has named its new director as Daniel Gorman, current executive director of the Shubbak Festival.
English PEN is publishing guidelines for writers attending international festivals in countries with poor human rights and censorship records.