David Wheatley writes about the genius of mistranslation, Finnegans Wake syndrome, and being a judge on The Popescu Prize for poetry in translation, which was awarded this year to Alice Oswald.
Gillian Slovo, who resigned as President of English PEN in November this year, accepted the Golden PEN award at a ceremony at the Free Word Centre on 2 December 2013.
This summer, a University of East London student travelled to Turkey, her home country. She was caught in the middle of the riots experienced first-hand the distress being felt there. UEL Student PEN asked her to write about it for their blog. This is her account of events that day.
English PEN is greatly saddened at the new of Doris Lessing’s death. She was a distinguished member of the charity and received the Golden PEN award in 2002 in honour of a lifetime’s service to literature.
The Daily Telegraph have won the Bob&Co PEN Quiz which took place last night, 13 November, at a star-studded evening which brought together the great and the good of the UK’s media and literary worlds at the Royal Institute of British Architects [RIBA] in London