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Perspectives on poetry and protest: a report from Southbank Centre

Perspectives on poetry and protest: a report from Southbank Centre

September 11th, 2014

Last month, English PEN hosted 'Literary Activism: is poetry the strongest form of protest?' as partRead more

Salman Rushdie comes to the UK in October

Salman Rushdie comes to the UK in October

September 1st, 2014

Join English PEN to celebrate the PEN/Pinter Prize 2014 awarded to Salman Rushdie.  He will be appeaRead more

From ‘The Time Machine’ to ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’

From 'The Time Machine' to 'The Time Traveler's Wife'

July 30th, 2014

Audrey Niffenegger delivers the inaugural PEN/HG Wells lecture Friday 15 August, 6pm 72nd World ScRead more

Listen: global media reporting on Syria – a discussion

Listen: global media reporting on Syria - a discussion

June 18th, 2014

How does the global media report on Syria and what is omitted? On 29 May, English PEN and Free WordRead more

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Watch: European Prize for Literature winners at LBF 2014

June 1st, 2014

Three winners of the EU Prize for Literature, Marcia Bodrozic (Croatia and Germany), Katri Lipson (FRead more

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Watch: Kim Young-ha with Krys Lee at LBF 2014

May 31st, 2014

Contemporary South Korean novelist Kim Young-ha speaks to critic and author Krys Lee about the notioRead more

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Watch: Hwang Sun-mi with Maya Jaggi at LBF 2014

May 30th, 2014

South Korean author and academic Hwang Sun-mi has had her work translated into more than 18 languageRead more

Watch: Digital Freedom in East Asia Discussion

Watch: Digital Freedom in East Asia Discussion

May 29th, 2014

On 15th May, English PEN hosted a discussion at Asia House on 'Digital Freedom in East Asia' with EnRead more

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