PEN Remembers Steven Kroll

PEN is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Steven Kroll, author of more than 95 books for children and former chair of the Children’s and Young Adult… More

PEN Remembers Norris Church Mailer

PEN mourns the death of Norris Church Mailer and honors her life and accomplishments. We extend to the Mailer family our deep condolences, recognizing the part they have played… More

PEN Remembers Lucy Kavaler

PEN American Center mourns the loss of Lucy Kavaler, one of our most active, inspiring, and beloved Freedom to Write advocates. Lucy passed away October 30, 2010 in New… More

PEN Remembers Richard Miller

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… More

June 18, 2010: Remembering José Saramago

PEN is saddened by the loss of José Saramago, Portuguese novelist, playwright, and journalist, who died on June 18, 2010, at the age of 87. In 1998, he received… More

Famous Authors, at Rest and at Email

Say there’s a room. In the room you have a chair and a desk. On the desk is a computer, with an internet connection. Then there’s another room, identical… More

Garcia Marquez Translator Speaks Out

NEW YORK (AP) ― If you’re a fan of Gabriel Garcia Marquez or have purchased the latest edition of Don Quixote, you might know the name Edith Grossman. You… More

Sarah E. Wright passes away at age 80

Please join PEN in mourning the loss of Sarah E. Wright, a long-time PEN Member, and esteemed novelist. A tribute to her life and work will be held… More