2013 Banned Books Month

Staring on Monday, September 23, PEN will begin posting essays from this year’s Banned Books Month, featuring PEN members, supporters, and staff—writers and editors of all backgrounds and genres—who… More

The Banning of Sandpiper

I can write a letter or two and send off copies of the book to interested parties, but, as the arguments rage, I’m here in my office working on… More

Censorship and Power in Iran

As Iran heads towards elections in June, the government is once again engaging in a campaign of arrests, repression and harassment against the media. This evening explores the… More

Case Histories: Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka was born on 13 July 1934 in Nigeria. He studied at University College Ibadan and the University of Leeds in the UK, graduating in 1957 before working… More