PEN is deeply saddened by the recent death of PEN Member and translator Richard Miller. Mr. Miller was a Trustee of PEN from 1979–1981 and was also the Chair of the PEN Translation Committee. Former PEN President, acclaimed translator, and Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Richard Howard had this to say about his dear friend:

When Richard made known to me his interest in translating, I was able to give him two works by Roland Barthes to begin his career. He did a most admirable job on both and became a distinguished practitioner of the craft. As his friends knew, Richard had a wonderful sense of humor and a great love of opera; I remember discussions about the sensational soprano Montserrat Caballeé, whom he actually knew. I will always keep fond memories of Richard.