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PEN Writes to Senate Appropriations Committee

PEN President Salman Rushdie addressed the following letter to members of the House-Senate Defense Appropriations conference committee on behalf of PEN American Center. More

PEN Launches Mexico Campaign

As agreed at the 71st International PEN Congress held in Bled in June 2005, the PEN Writers in Prison Committee is staging a campaign in October focusing on freedom… More

A Shock to the System

Natural disasters often lay bare a society's grim realities and sometimes shock citizens into political action. Twenty years ago today, a catastrophic earthquake in Mexico City shook that society… More

Living With the Dead

Oakland, Calif.—And where do the dead go after they have sucked down their last breaths and drowned in the rafters of their homes? After they have died in the… More

Notes from the Attic

It’s time to talk about my life at Yeo’s house. I had never been there before. It was through a chance meeting that I ended up moving into her… More

Let Man Remember

Let man remember throughout his life he’s on his way toward death:each day he travels only a little so he thinks he’s always at rest—like someone sitting at ease… More