Natalie Diaz

Just Press Play with Natalie Diaz

2018 MacArthur Foundation Fellow Natalie Diaz, author of the poetry collections When My Brother Was an Aztec and most recently, Postcolonial Love Poem, shares a playlist inviting us into her… More

Hari Kunzru

Just Press Play with Hari Kunzru

Hari Kunzru, 2018 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award finalist for his novel, White Tears, shares a playlist to facilitate meditative writing. More

Emily Raboteau

Just Press Play with Emily Raboteau

Novelist and essayist Emily Raboteau powers you through the week with a playlist ranging from Sam Cooke to Bob Marley and The Wailers. More

James Hannaham

Just Press Play with James Hannaham

This playlist comes to us from James Hannaham, winner of the PEN/Faulkner and Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards for his novel, Delicious Foods. More

Just Press Play with Mieko Kawakami

Mieko Kawakami, author of the novella Breasts and Eggs, which has been recently translated to English, shares a playlist to keep you company. More

Tommy Pico

Just Press Play with Tommy Pico

Tommy Pico, the Whiting Award-winning author of IRL and co-host of the hit podcast Food 4 Thot, shares a playlist to inspire. More

Get the Free Speech News You Need

protesters in face masks carrying old Belarusian national flags

PEN America has a new weekly newsletter, PEN Points, bringing you a digest of the biggest free expression news of the week, plus the analysis and insights you trust from PEN America experts.