November 2, 16

In this 1989 reading in support and defense of Salman Rushdie, Edward Said speaks to the role of pluralism in a contemporary, hybrid society. Read More  »

September 28, 16

PEN America’s Breakout: Voices from the Inside event will celebrate the award-winning work by men and women incarcerated in detention facilities across the country. Read More  »

July 28, 16

Featuring award-winning prose and poetry from the 2015 PEN Prison Writing Contest, read by Khalil Cumberbatch, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Siri Hustvedt, Mitchell S. Jackson, Dawn Lundy Martin, Jeffrey Toobin, John Wray, and Sunil Yapa. Read More  »

December 30, 15

In celebration of Haitian Independence day on January 1st, we feature Edwidge Danticat reading two poems by Felix Morisseau-Leroy. Read More  »

December 17, 15

In commemoration of the last British troops leaving the Irish Free State 93 years ago today, we feature Roddy Doyle and Colum McCann reading excerpts from their work. Read More  »

December 13, 15

Today's podcast episode features Deborah Ellis reading two of her stories: about an Iranian refugee living in Jordan, and about a child in the slums of Zambia. Read More  »

December 7, 15

Phil Klay, Nadifa Mohamed and others read excerpts from their stories about war at the 2014 PEN World Voices Festival. Read More  »

December 3, 15

Mohsin Hamid reads from his novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist, shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize, as part of the 2010 PEN World Voices Festival. Read More  »

November 20, 15

Carlos Monsiváis reads from his novel Mexican Postcards at the event The Global City, part of the 2006 PEN World Voices Festival. Read More  »

November 16, 15

David Auburn reads from activist, dissident, and writer Wei Jingsheng's "The Courage to Stand Alone" at the 2009 Human Rights Book Festival. Read More  »


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