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.
“The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town” and “Your Black Friend”
Your white friends recommend a lot of black authors to your black friend and he’s starting to feel like they’re trying to “out black” him... More
“We Have Not Lived Through the Peak of Our Hardships”: An Interview with Andrey Kurkov
Nowadays, 80 percent of young authors write politically engaged literature, trying to touch upon very painful topics, the topics of refugees, immigrants, the topic of responsibility for the future... More
Dispatches From Civitella Ranieri: All Along the Watchtower
Underneath and alongside the stories we tell in our various mediums are ideas that may overlap with strongly held beliefs and ideas—or ideas that may drastically challenge them. More