The PEN Ten with Ming Di

"I don’t think it’s the responsibility of writers to do anything. We do it anyway—out of consciousness, not responsibility." More

The PEN Ten with E. Tammy Kim

"Writers are people, so we have political responsibilities that zigzag across the globe. If we are good at our craft, we have the additional burden of conveying information and… More

The PEN Ten with Tina Chang

"We are each placed here to carry out something quite distinctive, quite separate. That individuality of purpose makes for friction that is very much alive." More

The PEN Ten with Burhan Sönmez

"We don’t have to think of limiting our freedom. Instead, we need to find ways to cross the borderlines of restrictions and, when it happens, be ready to pay… More