Posts By: Alice Frecknall

S.A. Smith wins PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize 2018

English PEN is pleased to announce that S.A. Smith has won the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize 2018 for his ‘mesmerising’ Russia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 – 1928 (OUP). The book is a panoramic account of the Russian Revolution and how it transformed the face of the Russian empire, politically, economically, socially, and culturally, and also

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English PEN launches new online zine for international writing

English PEN is pleased to launch a new online zine dedicated to international writing. PEN Transmissions will be a digital home for some of the best writers around the world. Each month, PEN Transmissions will publish a new themed issue featuring original writing and interviews. Issue One: Women 2018 focuses on women’s writing, bringing together

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Celebrating Nelson Mandela: His Letters, His Legacy

To mark the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth on 18 July and the publication of The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela (Liveright) on 10 July, English PEN is holding an evening of readings with very special guests on 17 July. Full event details and booking information available here.  Taking place at the Union Chapel in London,

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PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2018 shortlist announced

English PEN today announces the shortlisted titles for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2018. The prize, endowed by former PEN member Marjorie Hessell-Tiltman’s bequest, celebrates the best non-fiction on any historical subject. The 2018 shortlist is: Stephen Alford, London’s Triumph: Merchant Adventure and the Tudor City (Allen Lane) Anne Applebaum, Red Famine: Stalin’s War

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