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Top comedians stand up for free speech

You Can’t Say That! will be hosted by Nick Revell (‘exhilarating and thought provoking satirist’ The Scotsman).  Confirmed performers include: acclaimed stand-up Stewart Lee; comedian, writer and cultural commentator Shappi Khorsandi; comedian, game-show panellist, director, screenwriter, and novelist Andy Hamilton; stand-up comedian and Radio 4 star Adam Bloom; and stand-up comedian, actor and writer Jack

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Margaret Atwood

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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Catch up: 2016 PEN Ackerley Prize

On 12 July English PEN hosted the 2016 PEN Ackerley prizegiving event at the Free Word Centre in London. Nominees Adam Mars-Jones, author of Kid Gloves: A Voyage Round My Father, and Alice Jolly, author of Dead Babies and Seaside Towns, discussed the challenges of memoir writing with Peter Parker, chair of the PEN Ackerley

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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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