Recognizing his ‘colossal and multi-generational’ impact, English PEN’s Pinter Prize jury honors poet and reggae artist Linton Kwesi Johnson.
Lemn Sissay has named Ethiopia’s Befeqadu Hailu to English PEN’s Honor. And PEN America’s Jennifer Egan blasts the Nobel’s choice of Peter Handke.
PEN chapters on both sides of the Atlantic are launching new criticism of Donald Trump and a 2019 Pinter Prize laureate in the UK.
The Hay Festival’s main venue in Wales has announced its 2019 programming and Arabic advocate Daniel Gorman is named the new director of English PEN in London.
Translation now has an official representative at the London Book Fair, with Jeremy Tiang as the first named to the honor.
The PEN Pinter Prize will be given on October 9 to Nigerian-born Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at the British Library, in honor of how she ‘guides us through the revolving doors of identity politics, liberating us all.’
English PEN’s new award winners include 18 titles publishing between now and April 2018. The award grants help publishers cover the cost of translation.
In a season when politics can seem especially cartoonish, English PEN looks at the freedom of such expression, as Open Road engages Vistaar to draw a clearer picture of ebook pricing.
Hailing Harold Pinter’s ‘burning sense of injustice at human rights abuses and the repression of artists,’ Margaret Atwood is named to receive the award in October in London.
Familiar centers for one literary language or another, writes English PEN’s Erica Jarnes, various capitals become de facto hubs for ‘world literatures.’ How appropriate is that?
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