Lili Stern is the Literary Awards Assistant at PEN America. She hails from New York City and has lived in London, England where she earned a BA in English and Classical Studies from King’s College London. Her senior thesis focused on the literary reception of the queer woman’s poetic voice in antiquity and the French modern imagination. Before joining PEN, she assisted the women’s board at DNA Model Management.
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"There need to be spaces for Americans to learn about Blackness outside of an American context," writes @KeishelNOTKesha in reaction to @ChimamandaReal's novel Half of a Yellow Sun being challenged and banned from a classroom in Michigan. #BannedBooks https://pen.org/chimamanda-ngozie-adichies-half-of-a-yellow-sun-the-danger-of-a-single-untold-story/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-pug
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PEN America Calls for Release of Imprisoned Iranian Writers and Artists as Anti-Government Protests Land Dissident Voices in Jail. #Iran #RezaKhandanMahabadi https://pen.org/press-release/pen-america-calls-for-release-of-imprisoned-iranian-writers-and-artists-as-anti-government-protests-land-dissident-voices-in-jail/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-pug