The PEN Ten with Dani Shapiro

Writers—by the very nature of what we do—are forced to slow down, and perhaps in so doing, we form a counterweight to the culture of instantaneous reaction. More

The PEN Ten with Kristen Radtke

We owe a lot to one another as human beings, but I don't know if we can always apply that debt to our work without crushing the work entirely.… More

The PEN Ten with Kelly Forsythe

To consistently ask yourself “why” or “how” goes beyond the classroom and doesn’t belong to it exclusively; it is a tenet of critical thinking and literary exploration. 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

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