2012 PEN American Center Election Results

PEN American Center announced at the Annual Members Meeting the election of Peter Godwin as the president. Godwin succeeds Kwame Anthony Appiah, who served as president for the last… More

Remembering Barney Rosset

Barney Rosset’s death demands a focus on a life filled with extremes. His financial ups and downs—mainly downs—his personal intensity; his absolute unwillingness to compromise: these, combined with a… More

Fighting The Sad Scourge of Our Times¥

John Ralston Saul, Russell Banks, and Elena Poniatowska from PEN American Center, Marian Botsford Fraser from PEN Canada, and many others from PEN International and centers in Europe and Asia are traveling to Mexico… More

PEN Members Win Newbery, Caldecott

PEN congratulates Members Chris Raschka, winner of the 2012 Caldecott Medal; Jack Gantos, winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal; Daniel Handler, a Printz Honor winner; and Marina Budhos, a… More

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