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

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

South Sudan title among PEN Translates award-winners

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 calls for release of Ahdaf Soueif after coronavirus protest arrest

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

English PEN translation award winners revealed

​Twenty books have won English PEN’s flagship translation awards, marking the highest number of awards ever given by the programme.  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

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