Writers petition China

A group of writers delivered a letter today to China's United Nations mission in New York. The letter urged the release of 39 Chinese writers and journalists believed to… More

Chinese Dissident Honored for Writings

Yang Tongyan is serving a 12-year sentence in a Chinese prison for publishing anti-government articles on the Internet. Larry Siems, director of the PEN American Center, explains why Yang… More

PEN Petitions China

With its annual World Voices Festival of International Literature coming to town next week, PEN American Center, the human rights organization for writers, is focusing on China as the… 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

Jailed Epoch Times Contributor to Receive Award

A Chinese dissident writer and Epoch Times contributor has been awarded the prestigious 2008 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. However Yang Tongyan will not be able to attend… More

Jailed Chinese Writer To Receive PEN Award

Yang Tongyan, a Chinese writer serving a 12-year prison term for posting anti-government articles on the Internet, will receive this year's PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. More