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.
September 18th, 2014
Elena Ferrante writes for PEN Atlas about the impact of reading Madame Bovary[...]
September 11th, 2014
Syrian journalist and short story writer Rasha Abbas interrogates the role of art and literature in conflict[...]
August 28th, 2014
Michelle Bailat-Jones writes for PEN Atlas about Charles Ferdinand Ramuz, a contemporary of Robert Walser[...]