Liu Xiaobo to Receive Top PEN Honor

PEN American Center today named Liu Xiaobo, one of China’s preeminent dissident writers and activists and a leading figure in the PEN movement internationally, as the recipient of its… More

PEN Honors Chinese Writer, Dissident…

With the recent English-language publication of books like Yu Hua’s Brothers and Wang Gang’s English, Western readers might perceive a thaw ongoing in China. After all, these books and… More

Petition Urges China to Free Dissident

More than 160 prominent writers, scholars and human rights advocates outside mainland China have signed an open letter to President Hu Jintao asking him to release a well-known intellectual… More

Prominent Dissident Writer Liu Xiaobo Detained

International PEN is seriously concerned about the detention of prominent dissident writer Liu Xiaobo, former President and Board member of the Independent Chinese PEN Center, who was arrested on… More

CHINA: PEN Condemns Detention of Chinese Writers

Officers and staff of PEN American Center today expressed alarm at the news that Chinese authorities detained three prominent intellectuals yesterday, including two writers who helped found a… More