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.
April 17th, 2014
With the growing troubles in Ukraine, poet and dramatist Liubov Iakymchuk writes for PEN Atlas[...]
April 10th, 2014
Shirley Lee writes for PEN Atlas, in a week when Korea is the Market Focus for London Book Fair 2014[...]
April 3rd, 2014
In the run-up to London Book Fair 2014, where Korea is the market focus, Han Kang writes about women that turn into plants, the intuitive process in choosing between prose and poetry, and what the future holds for her writing[...]
March 27th, 2014
Ahead of his appearances with English PEN at the Free Word Centre and London Book Fair 2014, Hwang Sok-Yong takes us into the shamanistic past of Korean culture[...]