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.
Just days before a peaceful transfer of power in Nouakchot, writer Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaïtir was released and removed from the country for safety.
‘Words Without Borders’ brings together translations from Korean, Chinese, Icelandic, French, and more, all on topics relative to sexuality and identity.
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 best literature, says PEN America president Jennifer Egan at the organization’s 2019 awards in New York City ’embodies hard truths, contradictions, and discoveries.’
Ahead of PEN America’s literary awards night, the organization’s president Jennifer Egan tells CNN, ‘I feel like the next phase is going to be an engagement with the truth.’
In their filing PEN’s attorneys write that ‘One clear effect of the lack of access to literacy education is the inability to critically analyze “fake news.”‘
Mauritania has yet to release writer Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaïtir, convicted of blasphemy, a year after his official release date.
Focusing on what it describes as Trump’s assaults on the news media and violations of the First Amendment, PEN America has filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump.
The coming together of the United States’ two PEN chapters has given the organization a chance to refocus its Bingham Prize for debut short stories, and it will be awarded in February.