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PEN alarmed at recent crackdown on writers in China
PEN American Center today expressed alarm about an apparent crackdown on dissident writers in China. Three writers, Zhang Jianhong, Yang Maodong, and Chen Shuqing, all members of Independent Chinese… More
PEN Statement on the Murder of Anna Politkovskaya in Russia
PEN is appalled by the news of the murder today, October 7, 2006, of renowned Russian journalist and author Anna Politkovskaya, who was found shot dead in an elevator… More
Announcing the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
Ron Chernow, president of PEN American Center, the nation’s pre-eminent association of literary writers and editors, has announced the establishment of the $10,000 PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction.… More
PEN sounds alarm on threats against press in the U.S.
Troubled by recent attacks on newspapers and reporters for breaking stories on controversial antiterrorism programs, more than 1,100 PEN Members and supporters have signed a petition expressing concern over… More
PEN announces new Festival director after worldwide search
PEN American Center, the 3,100-Member-strong association of writers, editors, and translators working to advance literature, defend free expression, and promote international literary fellowship, announced today that Caro Llewellyn of… More