The cultural heritage of Afghanistan, like its people and their allies, is newly at risk, PEN warns, in the unfolding crisis.
Three leading writers’ organizations in Europe call for coordinated response to the Lukashenko regime’s brutality.
As PEN Belarus is told it’s to be shut down, PEN America’s Suzanne Nossel speaks of ‘when a government silences and stomps on its writers.’
The European Writers Council and a consortium of agencies working with PEN America blast the Lukashenko regime’s new raids in Belarus.
A debut and a long-honored veteran of short stories take the 2021 top honors provided by the Washington-based PEN/Faulkner Foundation.
The US chapter of PEN International weighs in with a report on the Erdoğan regime’s repression of writers and freedom of expression.
Calling reading a ‘civil right,’ Richard Robinson joined Scholastic in 1964 and led the company for almost 50 years.
The second edition of PEN’s Freedom to Write Index sees an alarming jump in writer detentions from 238 detainees in 2019 to at least 273 in 2020, in 35 countries.
The annual presentation of literary awards and career achievement honors was produced digitally for a second year.
In Thursday’s program, special honorees are George C. Wolfe, Anne Carson, Daniel Alexander Jones, Kwame Dawes, and Pierre Joris.