The PEN Ten with Ben H. Winters

"Fiction is built out of the day-to-day stuff of life, words and people and events, but it’s different and it’s meant to be different. So our collective purpose is… More

The PEN Ten with Ian Buruma

As far as writing is concerned I am obsessed by clarity, which can be a weakness. Great art must leave room for ambiguity, even mystery. More

The PEN Ten with Ross Gay

"My responsibility now feels to be, among two thousand other things, to explore what is lovely and necessary and to be adored and cared for and held up." More

The PEN Ten with Jynne Martin

"I live in a time and place where poetry is rarely read, much less taken as a provocation. I will reserve the term "daring" for writers in other parts… More

The PEN Ten with Lauren Cerand

In this week’s PEN Ten, our content director, Antonio Aiello, interviews Lauren Cerand, New York City book publicist and co-founder and curator of the PEN Ten interview series. More

The PEN Ten with Matt Gallagher

"My project is influenced and informed by my own experiences in Iraq, but I've learned the most by reading accounts by journalists, civilians, and soldiers who were there before… More