Acclaimed Author Zadie Smith Will Receive the PEN/Audible Literary Service Award May 23
Smith’s fiction meticulously charts characters’ social surroundings and entangled if disparate existences, offering deep insight into their circumstances. She questions and pushes against imposed boundaries of race and class,… More
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Consultants for Florida Power & Light, the largest electric utility in the US, conducted surveillance on a Jacksonville journalist. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/24/a-florida-power-company-didnt-like-a-journalists-commentary-its-consultants-had-him-followed?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
#CUBA: PEN International, @PENamerica and @PENCubaExilio condemn “cruel and inhumane” prison sentences imposed without “legal merit” on Cuban artist-activists Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara and Maykel “Osorbo” Castillo Pérez: https://pen-international.org/news/prison-sentences-for-luis-manuel-and-maykel-osorbo-condemned @PEN_LAC
As an increasing number of book bans and educational gag orders across the country remove important and necessary stories from bookshelves, PEN America reached out to writers impacted by these challenges so that we could amplify their voices. Today we highlight @jodipicoult.