Following Jennifer Egan in the post, the playwright and novelist Ayad Akhtar takes up the PEN America presidency in December.
The trade union for writers calls on the British government to pressure the Lukashenko regime on behalf of the Union of Belarus Writers.
Voices from across the spectrum of cultural observation look at the dynamics of the moment and predict how ‘We Will Emerge’ from the fray.
With Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich declining to testify before the State Investigative Committee, Belarusian writers ask for support.
The unrest in Belarus has alarmed humanitarian activists and the European authors’ association, as political pressure mounts in Minsk.
Partial outlines of the novel coronavirus’ impact take shape in the input gathered from many markets by the Federation of European Publishers.
From the leadership of PEN America, a HarperCollins release enters the summer’s fray of free-speech debates amid charges of ‘cancel culture.’
The Federation of European Publishers is backing efforts to see the cultural sector included in EU Special Council meetings, while Bonnier donates to open a ‘Reading Fund’ in Germany.
A new report released by the European Writers Council quantifies how authors and translators in Europe are being affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
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.