Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates is the winner of the 2016 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay for Between the World and Me. Read an excerpt of the book. More


Join George Conrad, Toni Morrison, Jiri Grusa, Salman Rushdie, Heberto Padilla, Derek Walcott and Susan Sonntag at the 1986 PEN Congress discussing the nature of Alienation and the State… More

Writing in a Racialized Society

Join PEN America for a seminal panel discussion with Hazel Carby, Paula Giddings, Toni Morrison, Cornel West, and John Edgar Wideman discuss the challenges, exaltations, perspectives and narratives of… More