‘James Baldwin didn’t have to go out and get votes,’ says Barack Obama in a taped interview in the PEN America gala.
Based in PEN’s long-running program of writing mentorship for prison inmates, the new prize recognizes four pairs of mentors and mentees .
First rolled out during the 2018 US midterm elections, the ‘Book the Vote’ program offers voter information and political literature.
The IPA Prix Voltaire-winning author and former spokesperson is reported to have been arrested in Ho Chi Minh City.
Following Jennifer Egan in the post, the playwright and novelist Ayad Akhtar takes up the PEN America presidency in December.
Voices from across the spectrum of cultural observation look at the dynamics of the moment and predict how ‘We Will Emerge’ from the fray.
A Kuwaiti ministry no longer is to gauge content, as professors in the States worry about Chinese oversight of remote studies in Hong Kong.
From the leadership of PEN America, a HarperCollins release enters the summer’s fray of free-speech debates amid charges of ‘cancel culture.’
With the 2020 Prix Voltaire winner losing a key author under safety concerns, the International Publishers Association appeals to Hanoi for restraint.
On the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, the writer Xu Zhiyong is named PEN America’s 2020 winner of the Barbey/Freedom To Write Award.