Posts By: Theodora Danek

PEN Translates assessors

Calling all literature and translation enthusiasts! If you have translation experience, are passionate about literature and are fluent in a foreign language, then English PEN is looking for you. We are looking for assessors for our PEN Translates grant programme to help us choose which books have the right combination of literary quality, strength of

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Women in Translation Month 2017

It’s Women in Translation month, and naturally we’ve been thinking about why it is that fewer books by women are published in translation: only around 30%. There is no easy answer, but we thought we’d explore the question further. We started with prizes. If we see prizes as a reflection of the literary culture of

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Theodora Danek

Record number of women authors and translators win PEN Translates awards

English PEN today announces  its  latest list of  PEN Translates award winners.  The list includes books translated from 14 languages and 16 countries, including a Uyghur memoir, Palestinian short stories, Somali poetry, a Czech feminist novel, an anthology of Russian women literature, Belarusian essays and a Chinese graphic novel/memoir. English PEN is encouraged to note

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PEN Atlas Q&A: Mohsin Hamid

To mark the publication of his new novel Exit West, we  speak to novelist and writer Mohsin Hamid about migration, otherness, and the literary response to the refugee crisis. Read this week’s PEN Atlas. Find out more about Exit West and read an excerpt  here. Author photograph © Ed Kashi

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