Posts By: Hannah Trevarthen

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2018 PEN Hessell-Tiltman prize open for submissions

Entrants are to be books of high literary merit – that is, not primarily written for the academic market – and can cover all historical periods. Publishers may draw attention to no more than two relevant books on their lists or imprints. The books must be published between 1 January and 31 December 2017. They

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Turkey: new low for free speech

On 10 November, the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office sent an indictment to Istanbul high criminal court demanding aggravated life sentences for a total of nine suspects, including novelist Aslı Erdoğan and linguist Necmiye Alpay, on terror charges as part of an investigation into columnists and managers of closed daily Özgür Gündem. ‘Turkey’s ongoing assault

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2017 PEN Hessell-Tiltman prize open for submissions

Entrants are to be books of high literary merit – that is, not primarily written for the academic market – and can cover all historical periods. Publishers may draw attention to no more than two relevant books on their lists or imprints. The books must be published between 1 January and 31 December 2016. They

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Tickets available for the PEN Pinter Prize 2016

The PEN Pinter Prize 2016 will be awarded to Margaret Atwood on at a public event at the British Library on Thursday 13 October. Atwood  will be presented with the prize at this event and will deliver an address. There will also be a reading from her novel The Handmaid’s Tale by actress Elizabeth McGovern

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Grayson Perry’s Inspirations

On 29 March 2016 English PEN presented another of its popular series of ‘Inspirations’ fundraising events. Tom Wolfe, The Painted Word Sarah Thornton, Seven Days in the Art World Junichiro Tanizaki, In Praise of Shadows Hans Christian Andersen, The Shadow Martin Parr with text by Nicholas Barker, Sign of the Times Kate Fox, Watching the

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