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Latest in Campaigns

Honduras must bring killers of journalist Juan Carlos Argeñal Medina to justice

Prime Minister responds to the Books for Prisoners campaign

1st August 2014

David Cameron responds to concerns over the ongoing restrictions on prisoners in the UK receiving books from friends and familyRead more

Iran: Saba Azarpeik held in unknown location; fears for safety

30th July 2014

PEN is seriously concerned for the well-being and safety of journalist Saba AzarpeikRead more

Latest in Communities

‘A Letter for Mr Greene’: In Memory of Robert Lodge

'A Letter for Mr Greene': In Memory of Robert Lodge

30th June 2014

Mr Greene hated the outside world and refused to venture any further into it than he had to.Read more

Workshops: Femi Martin at Waterstones Piccadilly

25th June 2014

English PEN writer-facilitator Femi Martin gave a creative writing workshop at the London Short Story Festival on Saturday June 21stRead more

Workshops: latest stories from prisoners

27th May 2014

Writer Femi Martin leads the final workshops in the English PEN flash fiction project, funded by the Big Lottery FundRead more

Latest in Translation

PEN Atlas: Paulo Scott on the vain desire for durability

PEN Atlas: Paulo Scott on the vain desire for durability

22nd August 2014

Paulo Scott writes for PEN Atlas about the need for Brazilian authors to move away from stories about 'white guys, living in the big urban centresRead more

PEN Atlas: Erwin Mortier on Belgian literature and The Great War

14th August 2014

To commemorate the centenary of The Great War, PEN Atlas takes us to Belgium, where novelist Erwin Mortier writes about the violent transition from Belle Époque to modernity through conflict,Read more

'Lyrical, moving, inspiring' - a word from the translator with Anna Gunin

12th August 2014

English PEN talks to the translators of some of our award-winning books. Next in the series is Anna Gunin, whose translation of Mikail Eldin’s memoir The Sky Wept Fire won an award in 2013Read more