The European Writers’ Council issues its statement in Russian. Signatories join from Spain, Croatia, Ireland, Poland, Sweden, more.
Markus Dohle Seeds New ‘Book Defense Fund’ at PEN America
The worldwide CEO of Penguin Random House, Markus Dohle, personally is donating US$500,000 to open the Dohle Book Defense Fund.
Scribd Opens Free Access to Targeted Titles: ‘We Ardently Oppose Banning Books’
The rapid rise of efforts to ban books in the United States prompts Scribd’s Trip Adler to offer readers free access to targeted titles.
Awards: PEN’s 2022 Longlists Include International Poetry, Prose in Translation
The 2022 PEN America Literary Awards will confer a total of more than US$350,000 in prize winnings.
IPA Joins International Demand for Pham Doan Trang’s Release in Vietnam
With a court date now in place for Vietnam’s Pham Doan Trang, freedom-of-speech and human-rights organizations are calling for her release.
PEN America Calls for Protection of Writers, Cultural Actors in Afghanistan
The cultural heritage of Afghanistan, like its people and their allies, is newly at risk, PEN warns, in the unfolding crisis.
Belarus One Year After the Election: Writers, Translators, Journalists Speak Out
Three leading writers’ organizations in Europe call for coordinated response to the Lukashenko regime’s brutality.
Lukashenko Regime To Close PEN Belarus in Minsk
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.’
European Writers Council and PEN America Slam Belarus Raids
The European Writers Council and a consortium of agencies working with PEN America blast the Lukashenko regime’s new raids in Belarus.
Two PEN/Faulkner Foundation Award Winners: Deesha Philyaw and Charles Baxter
A debut and a long-honored veteran of short stories take the 2021 top honors provided by the Washington-based PEN/Faulkner Foundation.