PEN Deplores Occupy Wall Street Press Freedom Violations

[caption id="attachment_5953" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Photo by Mary Altaffer/AP, via the Guardian"][/caption] In a press release issued on November 15, the PEN American Center deplored the violation of press freedoms in… More

Do Women Writers Write “Tosh”

V. S. Naipaul’s pronouncement—that no women writers are his equals—shows him as sexist, of course, as well as arrogant and absurd. More

Famous Authors, at Rest and at Email

Say there’s a room. In the room you have a chair and a desk. On the desk is a computer, with an internet connection. Then there’s another room, identical… More

Garcia Marquez Translator Speaks Out

NEW YORK (AP) ― If you’re a fan of Gabriel Garcia Marquez or have purchased the latest edition of Don Quixote, you might know the name Edith Grossman. You… More

Martín Espada & Bill Moyers in Conversation

Watch the videoBILL MOYERS: In a convergence of events revealing just how conflicted Americans are about immigrants, the debate in Congress over a new immigration bill ended the other… More

Writers Like Me

I am a 46-year-old writer of “literary” fiction. I’ve had three novels published — the first for young people, the last two for adults. All have won minor prizes,… More

The View From Tehran

Most Iranians, I believe, share a broad outlook on American foreign policy: they think that Iran is valued only for its vast energy resources and its role in regional… More