Three Years after the Quake

Saturday will mark three years since the devastating earthquake in Haiti that killed an estimated 300,000 people. PEN, too, was affected by the tragedy, as PEN Haiti's director Georges… More

PEN Visits South Africa

I just returned from a fabulous trip to South Africa, where I traveled on behalf of PEN American Center with the poet Cathy Park Hong as part of our… More

Enoh Meyomesse: Ma Vie en Prison (français)

Enoh Meyomesse, 57 ans, est l’auteur de nombreux ouvrages et président fondateur de l’Association nationale des écrivains camerounais. Arrêté le 22 novembre 2011, il est accusé d’un triple délit… More

A Time for Everything

That afternoon the sea reached the valley.They stood at the top of the steep mountain face and watched it happen. When they’d got there, tipped off by Javan and… More

Inappropriate Appropriation

RICK MOODY: I think the pressing question of the PEN World Voices Festival is “Why, exactly, are we bothering?” The United States of America has become a culture that… More