The PEN Atlas is your gateway to a world of literature. Every Thursday, we post literary dispatches from around the world, showcasing the very best international writers. We hope to bring new insights into the rich literary landscape that may be found beyond the English language.
The amount of foreign literature published in English is far too low. We hope the PEN Atlas will inspire literature lovers to sample new writing from other countries, and encourage publishers to bring that writing to the British market.
August 14th, 2014
To commemorate the centenary of The Great War, PEN Atlas takes us to Belgium[...]
August 8th, 2014
To celebrate International Cat Day, Lena Devani writes from Greece for PEN Atlas[...]
August 7th, 2014
Sophie Lewis writes for PEN Atlas about the once sleepy and secluded town of Paraty, Brazil, now home to one of the continent's best and most varied literary festivals[...]
August 5th, 2014
Ahmed Masoud writes about his son Zino and his trips to the beach in Gaza[...]