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Latest in Campaigns

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

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

Kazakhstan: Aron Atabek beaten in prison

29th July 2014

Take urgent action for imprisoned poet Aron Atabek.Read more

English PEN supports new Book Rooms at HMP Wormwood Scrubs

29th July 2014

We're proud to support fellow charity Give A Book with the establishment of these dedicated Book Rooms.Read 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

Fiction from Gaza

Fiction from Gaza

29th July 2014

A rare and incredibly moving piece of fiction from Gaza, from writer and activist Nayrouz Qarmout, translated by Sarah Irving.Read more

'Playful. Indomitable. Alive' - a word from the translator with Max Weiss

29th July 2014

English PEN talks to the translators of some of our award-winning books. Next in the series is Max Weiss, whose translation of Nihad Sirees’s novel The Silence and the Roar won an award in 2013Read more

PEN Atlas: Tomás González on writing tragedy

24th July 2014

Tomás González writes for PEN Atlas about the act of literary creationRead more