PEN America publishes original literature through the PEN America Best Debut Stories, the Prison Writing Awards Anthology, PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers, and the Glossolalia translation trilogy, all available for purchase below.
You can also read original literature from PEN America’s online publications and programs below.
Read Original Literature from PEN America Publications and Programs
In addition to its printed publications, PEN America produces a breadth of interviews, poetry, graphic narratives, flash fictions, essays, translation, and book excerpts through its online series, literary awards, prison writing program, World Voices Festival, and other events throughout the year.
Barry Jenkins: “Thank You So Damn Much For Writing the Things You Write”
Barry Jenkins thanks writers for inspiring his work while accepting PEN America's Award for Screenplay Excellence at the 2018 LitFest Gala. More
On Identity, Perspective, and Influences: A PEN Ten Interview with Katya Apekina
"I’m looking at emotional truth, and that’s subjective and contradictory. The facts might be the facts, but how does one interpret them?" More
A PEN Ten Interview with Pussy Riot Founder Nadya Tolokonnikova
"In my art I’m trying to find truth about the world and critically reflect on the times in which I happen to live. That’s my main job in life." More
On Language, Truth, and Self-Expression: A PEN Ten Interview with Dessa
The PEN Ten is PEN America’s weekly interview series. This week PEN America's Public Program Manager, Lily Philpott, speaks to Dessa, a rapper, a singer, an essayist, and a… More