September 8, 16

We are delighted to announce that Sameer Pandya has been selected as our 2017 PEN/Civitella Fellow. Through a generous partnership with the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, an artist residency located in a 15th-century castle in rural Italy, PEN sends...Read More  »

June 13, 16

recognizing twelve emerging fiction writers for their debut short story Read More  »

April 25, 16

The man was right: the woman seemed determined to be found. Like Hansel or Gretel, or both, she had sprinkled the crumbs of words and telegrams in every telegraph or post office everywhere they went. Read More  »

April 4, 16

He sounded older, twenty at least. I was afraid if we spoke again he would sound older still, that by month’s end he would have surpassed me, his voice in early August that of an old man’s. Read More  »

April 4, 16

The month in question was April, the cruelest month. It was the month in which a war that had run on for a very long time would lose its limbs, as is the way of wars. Read More  »

April 4, 16

Mia Alvar is the winner of the 2016 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction for her collection of short stories, In the Country, which sheds light on the Filipino diaspora. Read More  »

April 4, 16

“What is this talk of happy?” Aunty asked without turning. Then, gently, she added, “You have been in America too long, Mrs. Doctor.” Read More  »

April 4, 16

What kind of adulthood was this? Cha-Cha wondered.…He had the feeling that he would always be this person, seesawing between adult and child, as long as he stayed in Detroit. Read More  »

March 15, 16

Hideo Furukawa blends fiction, memoir, and history to tell the story of a man's journey back to his childhood home near Fukushima after the March 11, 2011, Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. Read More  »

March 1, 16

Though no one was paying attention, she smoothed her skirt again, did what she could so no one would notice how weak and disgraced she was, haughtily protecting her broken bones. Read More  »


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