2021 PEN America Corporate Honoree: Robert A. Iger
Robert A. Iger, executive chairman, chairman of the board of directors, and former CEO of The Walt Disney Company, is the 2021 PEN America Corporate Honoree. More
2021 PEN/Audible Literary Service Award: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Henry Louis Gates Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, is the 2021 PEN/Audible Literary Service Awardee. More
The Race Is Over; The Work Begins: A Letter From Suzanne Nossel
We are back from the brink, and a new day dawns. This election is called, and disinformation and alternative facts did not win. More
2020 PEN/Benenson Freedom of Expression Courage Award: Marie Yovanovitch
Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch is the 2020 PEN/Benenson Freedom of Expression Courage Award honoree. More
2020 PEN America Corporate Honoree: Frank A. Bennack Jr.
Frank A. Bennack Jr., executive vice chairman of Hearst, is the 2020 PEN America Corporate Honoree. More
2020 PEN/Audible Literary Service Award: Patti Smith
Writer, performer, and visual artist Patti Smith is the 2020 PEN/Audible Literary Service Award honoree. More
2019 LitFest Gala: Levar Burton’s Tribute to Toni Morrison
In an intimate tribute to Toni Morrison at the 2019 LitFest Gala in Los Angeles, acclaimed actor and author LeVar Burton honored the late writer's legacy. More
Norwegian PEN: Overcoming Free Expression Challenges Globally
I would say there is a tendency to write in an autobiographical manner. This is an old tradition, from a stream of bohemian literature in the 1890s. Proponents would… More