Remembering Frank McCourt

PEN deeply mourns the loss of Frank McCourt—teacher, Pulitzer Prize–winning storyteller, and PEN Member. Mr. McCourt contributed to PEN most generously. He was a frequent literary host at both… More

Tribute to John Steinbeck

Studs Terkel: The More Things ChangeIt’s Steinbeck’s prophetic touch, that touch of clairvoyance, which makes his book so pertinent today. In 1989 I found myself on a farm in… More

A Mighty Heart

In 1933 John Steinbeck was so poor he couldn't afford a dog. The literary critic Lewis Gannett uncovered this fact in Steinbeck’s correspondence with his agents during the time… More

FIGHT BOOK BANS with PEN AMERICA

Books are being banned at alarming rates across the country. Help PEN America uncover these bans and fight for the freedom to write and read.