The PEN Ten with Carmen Maria Machado

Government censorship is never acceptable. Private organizations have the right to dictate what sorts of ideas they want to host or sponsor, and should be held accountable for those… More

The PEN Ten with sam sax

I do have more to say about what a good writer is and ought to do, which I think carries many of the same qualities as a good person.… More

The PEN Ten with Jimin Han

I think about how censorship of writers and other creative artists is one of the first actions of a totalitarian government. It speaks to the power of individual voice... More

The PEN Ten with Safiya Sinclair

I think the responsibility of the writer is to say something true, to give voice to untold histories, to say something sincere about personhood, to speak from the margins… More