2019 PEN/Heim Translation Grants

PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants

For the translation of book-length works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or drama that have not previously appeared in English in print or have appeared only in an outdated… More

from Beyond Babylon

They’d told her to go there and make no detours. Because that was where people refashioned their dreams. That was where people found all the Somalis again. More

2018 PEN/HEIM TRANSLATION FUND GRANTS

PEN America is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2018 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants and the winner of the PEN Grant for the English Translation of Italian Literature. The Translation… More

Battles, Recollections, Etc.

And a woman who finds herself in the eye of the storm—what does she do? Forced to decide between complicity and armed opposition, between slavery and life, what does… More

The PEN Ten with Michael F. Moore

As an interpreter I’m a bit of a stage mother, pushing the writer or director for whom I’m interpreting to jump into the conversation (Forza! Dai! Sfondi! I whisper).… More

Canti

You, hills and shores, / the splendor past that turned / the veil of night to silver in the west, / will not stay orphaned long More