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

Cultural coalition implores Home Secretary to protect Afghan writers

A cultural coalition headed by English PEN has demanded the protection of Afghan writers in a letter to the Home Secretary. Read more

PEN Translates award winners from 15 countries revealed

Eighteen books from 15 countries, spanning 13 languages and 17 different publishers have won English PEN’s flagship translation awards, including the first collection of Miyah poetry in... Read more

Borthwick named new chair of English PEN

Ruth Borthwick and Aki Schilz have been named as chair and vice-chair of English PEN.  Read more

The London Library announces new partnership with English PEN

The London Library has announced a new one-year partnership with English PEN to support the organisation's work with writers at risk and in exile.... Read more

Poets and Shafak assemble for Manchester Ripples of Hope Festival

UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has convened 30 poets from around the world including Imtiaz Dharker and Raymond Antrobus to create a new response to... Read more

PEN Translates award winners from 11 countries revealed

Twelve books from 11 countries and 11 languages have won English PEN’s flagship translation awards, including the first novel from a Yemeni woman ever to be... Read more

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Elif Shafak headline English PEN's 100th celebrations

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Elif Shafak and Max Porter are among the authors and activists headlining English PEN’s centenary celebrations at the Southbank Centre this autumn.... Read more

Free Word to depart Farringdon Road base

Free Word, an arts organisation that explores the power of words, is having to leave its London base in Clerkenwell, the Free Word Centre, following... Read more

Eritrean poet Asrat named 2020's International Writer of Courage

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

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