Interview with the Finalists of 2016 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction
To get a better idea of the writers behind the books, we sent each of the finalists four questions addressing inspiration, routine, and craft. More
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New from @PENamerica: Our comprehensive, end-of-legislative-session report on Educational Gag Orders. Across virtually every metric, every state, and every institution, the bills introduced in 2022 were worse than anything we've seen so far.