The PEN Pod: Uncovering Underrepresented Realities with Lucas Rocha and Vitor Martins
“What I hope readers can get from this book is this message: It’s okay if you’re not there yet. It’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to have… More
Join PEN America Today
Defend free expression, support persecuted writers, and promote literary culture.
Get updates on events, literary awards, free expression issues, and global news.
Three months ago I heard Salman Rushdie speak at the PEN World Voices Festival. He said: “A poem cannot stop a bullet. A novel can’t defuse a bomb … But we are not helpless … We can sing the truth & name the liars.” We must tell better stories than the tyrants.
"ARC and @PENamerica extend our thoughts to Henry Reese from @cityofasylum Pittsburgh, our close and beloved partner and ARC advisory committee member, who sustained injuries while moderating the event with Salman Rushdie earlier today." - Julie Trébault, ARC
It is hard to find words to express the emotions occasioned by today’s shocking attack on Salman Rushdie. As our former @PENamerica president, Salman's leadership in the wake of 9/11 set the course for the two decades which have followed. He remains a tireless... 1/4