King, Obama, and Surveillance Today

As we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it’s worth remembering not only King’s activism but also the actions by our own government to suppress his vision.FBI Director J.… More

Coetzee, Grunberg, Liao Speak Out Against Surveillance

PEN American Center joins Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee, award-winning Dutch novelist Arnon Grunberg, and exiled Chinese writer Liao Yiwu in expressing profound disappointment today at the limited reach of… More

Surveillance: An Innocent Fiction?

Science fiction has long explored the possibility and implications of government omniscience resulting from ever-expanding state surveillance powers. But it's not just Orwell and Kafka—writers throughout history and across… More