2015 PEN Literary Gala: Emin Milli

Imprisoned journalist Khadija Ismayilova was awarded the 2015 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award at the 2015 PEN Literary Gala. Her friend and fellow Azerbaijani dissident writer Emin Milli… More

2015 PEN Literary Gala: Markus Dohle

What an awe-inspiring setting for this important evening. Thank you for this honor. I never come to the Museum of Natural History without visiting this room. At a time… More

Alain Mabanckou to Present Award to Charlie Hebdo

Acclaimed French-Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou will present the PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award to Charlie Hebdo at the annual PEN Literary Gala in New… More

Rejecting the Assassin’s Veto

None of us must endorse the contents of Charlie Hebdo's cartoons in order to affirm the principle of free expression for which they stand. More