2020 PEN/Heim Translation Grants

2020 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants

PEN America is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2020 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants and the winner of the PEN Grant for the English Translation of Italian Literature. More

from Matisse

Vadya’s biography was as much invented as it was true. There were so many blown-out-of-proportion intricacies to remember that he’d long ago lost sight of the facts. More

Gay Propaganda: Sergei

There wasn’t a single gay man among them. There were grown men next to me, who’d come down with delirium tremens, schizophrenia. That’s when I learned that madness is… More

Day of Rage

we checked it all out, twice we passed / the policeman in his sentry-box… / when we dispersed in the half gloom of side-streets / I noted this image:… More

So Here We Are

They were handcuffed in pairs, across the wire, and only then allowed to stand up. The first was a Russian, a tall, lean lad in a blue vest and… More