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

Sharjah debates Freedom to Publish, including in the UAE

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

Libel ruling to protect non-fiction publishers from claims, says English PEN

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

Sissay wins PEN Pinter Prize 2019

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

Gorman made English PEN director as Byatt joins First Story

English PEN has named its new director as Daniel Gorman, current executive director of the Shubbak Festival. Read more

English PEN publishes international festival guidelines for writers

English PEN is publishing guidelines for writers attending international festivals in countries with poor human rights and censorship records. Read more

English PEN marks 250-book milestone in support for translated titles

English PEN is marking the milestone of having supported 250 titles via its Writers in Translation programme, launched in 2006. Read more

Danek leaves English PEN for Tilted Axis

English PEN’s Theodora Danek is joining Tilted Axis Press as co-publisher alongside founder Deborah Smith. Read more

Publishers warn of increasing visa trouble for authors

Publishers have spoken out about the increasing problems of authors getting visas for international travel—both when coming to the UK and when making certain trips... Read more

Murdered journalist's sons 'disappointed' by English PEN's decision to retain lawyer

English PEN has decided to retain libel lawyer Anthony Julius as a trustee despite objections from Daphne Caruana Galizia's family his firm attempted to "financially... Read more

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