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 28th, 2014
Michelle Bailat-Jones writes for PEN Atlas about Charles Ferdinand Ramuz, a contemporary of Robert Walser[...]
August 22nd, 2014
Paulo Scott writes for PEN Atlas about the need for Brazilian authors to move away from stories about 'white guys, living in the big urban centres', and how a vain desire for durability has stunted the literature of his country[...]
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[...]