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Uncle Sam Doesn’t Want You

Why have prominent foreign scholars had their visas to speak or teach in this country denied or revoked? Many, including the academic institutions who invited them, are baffled. More

A Dark & Powerful Force From Down South

If you haven't heard of Roberto Bolano, you will soon. The Chilean author, who died of liver failure in 2003, was the subject of a major panel discussion at… More

An Enlightenment Fundamentalist

Like an increasing number of immigrants in the West who refuse to have a "victim" label pinned to their lapels, the Dutch-Somalian actress, author, and politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali… More

A literary world out there, but not for U.S.

By both force of numbers and abundant literary talent, however, many of the writers challenged America's stinginess toward other literary cultures, what Italian writer Roberto Calasso called "a lethal… More

A Chill in the Air

"Thanks in large part to the Patriot Act, our government is once again excluding foreign writers and scholars from the country simply because of their political beliefs." >> Read… More

Literary Voices, Loud & Clear

The Argentinean-born author Rodrigo Fresan spoke at a BenettonTalk Young Writers Series on Saturday, as part of the PEN World Voices Festival. His new novel, "Kensington Gardens," is a… More

Her Word

We are creating a world divided between faith-based fanaticism on the one hand, and amoral science and global market “logic” on the other. >> Read the story More

El festival de PEN

El texto literario es una promesa que nunca se alcanza. >> Read the story More