What is PEN World Voices good for?

My point is that PEN World Voices seems to produce a shadow set of reactions—and encounters, debates, exchanges, quarrels, and probably a couple of friendships in there—that feel more… More

Sotomayor speaks at NYC literature festival

NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is taking on the topic of freedom of expression.She gave a talk on the subject Sunday evening on the closing… More

Leap the Firewall

With the release of PEN International's China Report, PEN American Center is calling on its supporters and followers to help spread the word via social media. More

The Garbage Dump and Organized Crime

I passed up an invitation to attend the Nobel ceremony in Norway, heading home instead, because I’m accustomed, in a way, to being unfree: I’m a sewer rat, scurrying… More