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Latest in Campaigns

Books for Prisoners – Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

International writers and former prisoners of conscience speak out on necessity of books in prison

23rd April 2014

Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Belarusian journalist Iryna Khalip and British theatre producer David Cecil among those to support the Books for Prisoners campaign.Read more

Books for Prisoners - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

23rd April 2014

Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova on what books mean to a prisoner.Read more

Books for Prisoners - Iryna Khalip

23rd April 2014

Winner of the 2013 PEN/Pinter Prize on the value of reading in prisons.Read more

Latest in Translation

PEN Atlas: Santiago Gamboa on the death of Gabriel García Márquez

PEN Atlas: Santiago Gamboa on the death of Gabriel García Márquez

22nd April 2014

Santiago Gamboa writes a special PEN Atlas dispatch this week to commemorate Gabriel García MárquezRead more

'Tragic, harrowing, redeemed-by-love' - a word from the translator with Gregor Benton

22nd April 2014

English PEN talks to the translators of some of our award-winning books. Next in the series is Gregor Benton, whose translation of Mei Zhi’s memoir Hu Feng’s Prison Years won an award in 2013Read more

PEN Atlas: poet Liubov Iakymchuk on the tensions in Ukraine

17th April 2014

With the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, poet and dramatist Liubov Iakymchuk writes for PEN AtlasRead more