Day of the Imprisoned Writer

In any given year, International PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) monitors around 1,000 attacks against writers, journalists, poets, publishers and editors worldwide. These range from persistent harassment and… More

Jailed Writers Can’t Be Silenced

Writing, like other compulsions, can be dangerous for your health. It can bring fame and fortune, which is bad enough - Pen a hard truth and you also face… More

PEN Honors Cuban Dissident

An independent journalist, Normando Hernández González, was awarded the 2007 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award on Monday night. He could not travel to receive the award at the… More