At A Glance: PEN World Voices Festival

The Sixth Annual PEN World Voices Festival came to a conclusion on Sunday. Playing to a full house at New York’s 92nd Street Y, 10 writers, from around the… More

Novelists Don’t Want Faithful Film Adaptations

On Thursday evening novelist Francine Prose (Blue Angel) moderated a lively panel about adapting literature for the movies as part of PEN America's World Voices Festival. Panelists included writers… More

Celebrating Great Writers

The PEN World Voices festival continued over the weekend with more incredible events. Emily Stokes was warmed by the conversation between master novelists Shirley Hazzard and Richard Ford and… More

Why We Must Defend Writers

Novelist Margaret Atwood shares her thoughts on the importance of keeping writers free from censorship and the power of stories to move us. On Tuesday night, before a glittering… More

The Quill and the Whale

Tuesday night, the trains weren’t running right. There we were, four New Yorker staffers in uncomfortable heels and bare legs, late for the PEN Literary Gala which, our invitations… More

Celebrating World Literature

Patti Smith read poetry, Salman Rushdie talked supermodels as international writers from Estonia to Afghanistan to Mexico gathered to celebrate the PEN World Voices festival. Emily Stokes reports. More

Sixth Annual PEN World Voices Festival

Bringing together more than fifty distinguished authors from around the world, together with a stellar list of their U.S. counterparts, is the PEN American Center. In Manhattan from April… More