The PEN Ten with Sarah Schulman

The arresting officer testified that I said, 'Ladies should be able to choose.' I think that the idea of a woman's life being a human life was too complex. More

The PEN Ten with Olivia Cole

"If we have a responsibility as writers—and I’m not sure we do—ours is to see ourselves as clearly as we think we see the world, to, in the pursuit… More

The PEN Ten with E. Tammy Kim

"Writers are people, so we have political responsibilities that zigzag across the globe. If we are good at our craft, we have the additional burden of conveying information and… More

The PEN Ten with Ash Parsons

"As a writer for young adults it is my responsibility to tell the truth about the things I know and which I remember. Sometimes that means shining a light… More

The PEN Ten with Trish Salah

"Censorship is inevitable, part of psychic life and engaging with other people. The censorship of political speech is deplorable and to be resisted, but also is often not recognized… More

The PEN Ten with Elif Batuman

"I think literature has a collective purpose, which is to process the reality of lived experience, in much the same way that dreams process the reality of waking life." More

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