An extensively researched new report from PEN America examines China’s policy of ‘Internet sovereignty’ and its dangers to freedoms of expression, and it provides guidance to companies doing business in China.
Just released by AmazonCrossing, Kazuki Kaneshiro’s 18-year-old ‘Go’ has found new voice in Takami Nieda’s deft translation. It’s a timely, articulate indictment, readers are saying, of today’s nationalism.
‘To my mind, freedom of expression is a basic human right,’ says the Pulitzer-winning Jennifer Egan as she takes over from Andrew Solomon as president of PEN America.
PEN America’s annual raft of awards honors both single titles and bodies of work, is worth nearly US$350,000. Among this year’s winners are Edmund White, Edna O’Brien, and Ursula K. Le Guin.
The PEN America competition program includes eight prizes, and one of the most highly visible is the translation honor. Others include literary science writing, biography, literary sports writing, work by authors of color and more.
‘Never have the voices of writers and their allies been so essential,’ says the leadership of the merging Los Angeles and New York City chapters of PEN. And one of the most robust lifestyle-and-wellness publishers in the States is now part of PRH.
As the young UK-based charity crowdfunds its Bangladesh books initiatives, PEN America has material dating to 1966 in its newly launched digital archive.
Publishers’ responsibilities with ‘controversial authors professing what seem to be unpopular opinion’ at BEA, while Brussels gets some perspective on VAT.
‘Unjustly jailed’ in Russia ‘for nothing other than the expression of his views,’ Oleg Sentsov is the newest recipient of the influential PEN/Barbey honor.
In the UK, the PA opens its ‘Textbook Challenge’ to the educational community, while in the States, PRH backs its people’s PEN memberships.
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