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Latest in Campaigns

Iran: PEN welcomes release of blogger Hossein Derakhshan

Iran: PEN welcomes release of blogger Hossein Derakhshan

27th November 2014

'I am free after six years. I thank God'Read more

Mexico: Thorough investigations must be conducted into murders of four journalists in three months

18th November 2014

PEN calls for a thorough investigation into the recent murders of four Mexican reportersRead more

PEN South Africa deeply alarmed at the breakdown of democracy in Parliament

17th November 2014

"A dark day indeed for South Africa and its democratic order"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

‘Blazing, Haunting, Defiant’ – a word from the translator with Alice Guthrie

'Blazing, Haunting, Defiant' - a word from the translator with Alice Guthrie

25th November 2014

English PEN talks to translator Alice Guthrie, whose work on anthology 'Syria Speaks' won an award in June 2014Read more

Vacancy: Writers in Translation Programme Manager

17th November 2014

An exciting opening for a literature professional to join our teamRead more

PEN Atlas: Q&A with Helle Helle

13th November 2014

PEN Atlas editor Tasja Dorkofikis interviews, Helle Helle, one of Denmark’s most widely read writersRead more