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Damian Barr to host 2017 PEN Quiz

Damian Barr is an award-winning writer, journalist and host of his own infamous Literary Salon at the Savoy. His memoir Maggie & Me, published by Bloomsbury, was BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and Sunday Times Memoir of the Year.  His debut novel, You Will Be Safe Here, will be published by Bloomsbury in 2018. Damian covers

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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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