Writers Hail U.N. Accord Ending Push to Ban Blasphemy

PEN American Center today praised the U.N. Human Rights Council for ending efforts to restrict speech considered offensive to religions, calling the Council’s recent unanimous vote on a religious… More

Anthony Appiah Reelected as President of PEN

PEN American Center, the largest branch of the world’s oldest literary and human rights organization, announced yesterday at its Annual Members Meeting the reelection of Kwame Anthony Appiah, the… More

Chinese Writers React to Crackdown

The Independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC) today released a statement reacting to a wave of arrests of its members in China, including renowned lawyer Teng Biao and Ran Yunfei,… More

Announcing the 2011 PEN World Voices Festival

More than 100 writers from 40 countries will convene for the seventh annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, celebrating the transformative power of the writer’s voice—both on… More

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