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Latest in Campaigns

#BooksforPrisoners Advent Calendar Day 21

#BooksforPrisoners Advent Calendar Day 21

21st December 2014

Amanda Craig recommends the book she would send and why.Read more

#BooksforPrisoners Advent Calendar Day 20

20th December 2014

Ben Markovits recommends the book he would send and why.Read more

#BooksforPrisoners Advent Calendar Day 19

19th December 2014

English PEN President Maureen Freely recommends the book she would send and why.Read more

Latest in Communities

Kate Tempest at HMP Durham

Kate Tempest at HMP Durham

7th November 2014

In October the poet and playwright Kate Tempest visited HMP Durham as part of English PEN’s Meet the Writer prison projectRead more

The English PEN writing competition for prisoners

6th October 2014

Multi-award-winning author Meg Rosoff is this year’s judge - closing date for entries 12 December.Read more

'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

Latest in Translation

PEN Atlas: Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel on the languages of Africa

PEN Atlas: Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel on the languages of Africa

18th December 2014

Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel writes from Equatorial GuineaRead more

PEN Atlas: writers recommend best books in translation for Christmas

12th December 2014

Roasting chestnuts on an open fire, taking the first whiff of mulled wine, and cracking open a great work of literature in translationRead more

'Important, Invigorating, Mind-altering' - a word from the translator with Clare Pollard

9th December 2014

English PEN talks to Clare Pollard, who translated some of the poetry featured in award-winning anthology 'My Voice'Read more