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
A cultural coalition headed by English PEN has demanded the protection of Afghan writers in a letter to the Home Secretary.
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
Ruth Borthwick and Aki Schilz have been named as chair and vice-chair of 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
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
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, 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, 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
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