On 17 July 2018, English PEN was honoured to host Celebrating Nelson Mandela: His Letters, His Legacy at the Union Chapel in Islinton. The event marked the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth and the publication of The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela, published by Liveright. The event was directed, produced and hosted by the acclaimed
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English PEN has announced Richard Beard as the winner of the PEN Ackerley Prize 2018 for his memoir The Day That Went Missing (Harvill Secker). Two other books were shortlisted for the prize: I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell (Tinder Press) and Swimming with Seals by Victoria Whitworth (Head of Zeus). Peter
English PEN is delighted to announce some of the fantastic comedians standing up for free speech by supporting the Big PEN Comedy Gig on 1 March 2018. For a second year, the night will be hosted by fiercely funny, master of thought-provoking political satire Nick Revell. Nick said: If the writers and journos get shut
A team of authors and publishers captained by Vintage Publishing director Rachel Cugnoni has won the 15th English PEN Quiz, which took place last night at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London. The winners narrowly beat the team of literary agents, named in honour of David Miller, into second place after a tense final round.
Bahá’í poet and teacher Mahvash Sabet has this evening been named 2017 International Writer of Courage by Michael Longley at the PEN Pinter Prize ceremony at the British Library. Longley was announced as the 2017 PEN Pinter Prize winner in June this year. Sabet was released in September, after being imprisoned for almost ten years