Rereading & Rewriting Crime

We can respond to this crisis as a literary community by centering and seriously considering the work that casts prison, prisoners, and the prison state/industry in new light. More

The PEN Ten with Shani Mootoo

There are certain kinds of ideas and images that are hurtful, that I wish never existed, but censorship does not make them go away. It sends them underground. More

Recommended Reading: Art of Biography

Our judges James Atlas, Lisa Cohen, and Wendy Gimbel have chosen eight titles for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for a distinguished biography published in 2013. Get lost in… More

Recommended Reading: Debut Fiction

Looking for some fresh new fiction for your beach bag? This year's judges, Charles Bock, Jonathan Dee, Fiona Maazel, and Karen Shepard, chose these ten titles for their longlist… More