English PEN’s Writers in Translation programme promotes new and exciting literature from around the world. We’re always on the lookout for books that are thought provoking as well as being great reads. Our aim is to support translators and publishers to get great writing in front of as many readers as possible!
All of the books below have been selected for PEN awards by our unique Writers in Translation Committee; these books come highly recommended.
On this page you will find links to information on each of the books supported by our PEN Promotes! and PEN Translates! programmes since 2005. Just click on the book cover image to learn more. You can also download our recommended reading list.