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Latest in Campaigns

Vietnam: English PEN welcomes Nguyễn Xuân Nghĩa’s release

English PEN defends Hilary Mantel

22nd September 2014

Lord Bell's call for the police to investigate Mantel for writing a work of fiction is disproportionate and wholly inappropriate.Read more

Vietnam: English PEN welcomes Nguyễn Xuân Nghĩa's release

22nd September 2014

Poet, journalist, essayist and novelist Nguyễn Xuân Nghĩa released from prison.Read more

Tajikistan: Alexander Sodiqov allowed to leave Tajikistan; treason charge remains

22nd September 2014

PEN warmly welcomes the news that Sodiqov has been allowed to return to Canada.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

PEN Atlas: Elena Ferrante on ‘Madame Bovary’ and childhood

PEN Atlas: Elena Ferrante on 'Madame Bovary' and childhood

18th September 2014

Elena Ferrante writes for PEN Atlas about the impact of reading Madame BovaryRead more

World Bookshelf: Nicky Harman gives her top tips on promoting translated books

16th September 2014

What translators can do to promote 'their' books?Read more