Future Fiction of America

In the spirit of celebrating the honorees for this year’s PEN Literary Awards on September 29th, we’re holding a contest for best book title. More

140 Characters Make You A Terrorist

Saudi Arabia remains one of few countries untouched by the wave of democratic uproar that swept through the Middle East. The reason? According to one Saudi journalist, who chooses… More

How to Circumvent the Twitter Blockade

The same day PEN announced that Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, will be awarded the inaugural PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Digital Freedom Award, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan… More

New Media, Old Threats

With the tools to broadcast opinions and ideas now in the hands not just of writers and journalists but millions of Turkish citizens, the question is not whether social… More

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