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[VACANCY] English PEN Events and Development Manager

October 20th, 2014

Deadline: Monday 3 November at 5pm English PEN is looking for a confident professional with a succeRead more

The PEN/HG Wells Lecture 2014: Audience Q+A with Audrey Niffenegger

The PEN/HG Wells Lecture 2014: Audience Q+A with Audrey Niffenegger

October 15th, 2014

On 15 August, English PEN hosted Audrey Niffenegger at LonCon3, the 72nd World Science Fiction ConveRead more

Syrian activist Mazen Darwish shares PEN Pinter Award 2014 with Salman Rushdie

Syrian activist Mazen Darwish shares PEN Pinter Award 2014 with Salman Rushdie

October 10th, 2014

Salman Rushdie has chosen Syrian journalist, lawyer and human rights defender Mazen Darwish to shareRead more

PEN Pinter Prize – Mazen Darwish’s message – Full text [ARABIC]

PEN Pinter Prize - Mazen Darwish's message - Full text [ARABIC]

October 10th, 2014

On Thursday 9 October 2014, the Syrian journalist and human rights defender Mazen Darwish was announRead more

PEN Pinter Prize – Mazen Darwish’s message – Full Text

PEN Pinter Prize - Mazen Darwish’s message - Full Text

October 10th, 2014

On Thursday 9 October 2014, the Syrian journalist and human rights defender Mazen Darwish was announRead more

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

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