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Tom Stoppard, M. NourbeSe Philip, Tanya Barfield, Rigoberto González to Receive PEN America Honorary and Career-Achievement Literary Awards
“Fostering and celebrating international literature is central to the mission of the PEN America Literary Awards; we seek to champion original and promising writers of the global community and… More
Turkish Writer Asli Erdoğan Facing Lengthy Prison Sentence
“The charges against Aslı Erdoğan are baseless, and the threat of a lengthy sentence after such a drawn-out, unfair trial on such flimsy grounds is devastating." More
China’s Detention of Muslim Poet is Attempt to Silence Opposition
“While we don’t know what precisely triggered An Ran’s detention this time, it is patently obvious that he is being targeted yet again for his courage in acting as… More
PEN America to Honor Patti Smith, Hearst’s Frank Bennack at 2020 PEN America Literary Gala
PEN America to present the 2020 PEN/Audible Literary Service Award to singer and performer Patti Smith. Hearst's Frank Bennack, Jr. is the 2020 Corporate Honoree. More
Ukrainian Journalist Mykola Semena Released From House Arrest
"It is deeply gratifying that Mykola has not only been released from house arrest but also cleared of the spurious charges he faced." More