Posts By: Robert Sharp

Lord Lesters Defamation Bill event

Investigative journalists and the English libel law

On 6 May 2018, English PEN received a letter from Matthew, Andrew and Paul Caurana Galizia, the sons of murdered investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, expressing concern about our work with lawyers, and in particular the inclusion of a lawyer from the firm Mishcon de Reya among our board of trustees. In a response, chair

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Antonia Byatt appointed Director of English PEN

Antonia brings extensive experience of working with and for writers, more recently as Director of Cheltenham Literature Festival 2016 and Director of Literature at Arts Council England. She joined English PEN as Interim Director in August 2017. Maureen Freely, Chair of English PEN said: My fellow trustees and I are delighted to be able to

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Support English PEN with the World Sci-Fi StoryBundle

English PEN is pleased to be partnering with StoryBundle and guest curator Lavie Tidhar on The World SF Bundle, offered throughout April. StoryBundle is a way for independent publishers and authors to showcase their work. The site takes handful of e-books and groups them together to offer as a bundle. Offers are available for a

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Donate to English PEN’s Writers at Risk Programme

We are relieved that our former writer in residence, Ahmet Şık, who was arrested following his return to Turkey in 2016, was released from prison last week, pending his trial tomorrow (16 March 2018). He has already spent 430 days in jail. On release Ahmet Sik said to his supporters I prefer you to be frustrated because

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