Roger Tagholm considers whether authors pulling out of the PEN ceremony honoring Charlie Hebdo was the appropriate reaction.
Why So Few US Translations of South Asian Lit? (Continued)
At Asymptote, Mahmud Rahman discusses why South Asian literary translation is hamstrung by a lack of institutional support and a dearth of competent translators.
Ireland’s Publishing Strength is in Tradition, Small Presses
Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, the chair of Irish PEN, outlines how Ireland continues to punch above its weight in the literary world.
Shortlists for the 2014 PEN USA Literary Awards
The numerous shortlists for the PEN USA Literary Awards have been released, with the awards being presented September 29 in New York City.
Amid Controversy, Penguin India Recalls Western Book on Hinduism
Penguin Books India has recalled American Indoligist Wendy Doniger’s book The Hindus: An Alternative History, sparking a debate about publishing freedoms.
Writers Call for International Bill of Digital Rights
More than 500 leading authors have condemned governmental surveillance efforts and are calling for a new international charter to end the abuse.
PEN American Center Announces 2013 Shortlists
The shortlist nominees for the 2013 PEN Literary Awards have been announced. Categories include debut works, nonfiction, picture books and translation.
E.L. Doctorow, Michael Henry Heim Honored at 2012 PEN Literary Awards
E.L. Doctorow, Michael Henry Heim and many other poets, authors and translators were given awards and honored during the 2012 PEN Literary Awards.
PEN Relaunches “Atlas” International Literary News Site
PEN relaunched PEN Atlas, its portal for international news. It will offer weekly essays and articles from a global who’s-who from the literary world.
Dar Merit’s Publishing Plan: Focusing on Freedom
Dar Merit founder and director of Mohamed Hashem will receive German PEN’s Hermann Kesten prize this November.