PEN Protests Cyber-Attacks Against Woeser

PEN American Center today expressed “profound concern” that Beijing-based Tibetan writer Woeser is apparently the target of serious cyber-attacks aimed at disrupting her personal communications and suppressing her voice,… More

Chinese Writer and Professor Guo Quan Detained

Guo Quan, a writer and former associate professor of literature at Nanjing Normal University, has been detained for his articles on the government response to the May 12th earthquake… More

Chinese Authorities Detain Writer Zhou Yuanzhi

Zhou Yuanzhi, a writer and member of the Independent Chinese PEN Center, has been detained in connection with his writings and could face trial for inciting subversion, a development… More

Cynthia Ozick to Receive $20,000 PEN/Nabokov Award

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation will also be honoring Ms. Ozick, along with Peter Ho Davies, with the 2008 PEN/Malamud Award. This prize recognizes a body of work that demonstrates excellence… More

PEN Announces 2008 Literary Award Recipients

Francine Prose, president of PEN American Center, the national association of literary writers, and Elissa Schappell, chair of PEN’s Literary Awards Committee, have announced the recipients of the 2008… More

PEN Denounces Detention of Jamyang Kyi

Writers from Canada, the United States, and China expressed concern today about reports that Jamyang Kyi, a prominent Tibetan writer, reporter, activist and singer, has been detained in Qinghai… More