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PRESS RELEASE: UK mass surveillance ruled unlawful in landmark judgment

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) today ruled that the UK’s mass interception programmes have breached the European Convention on Human Rights. The Court found that the UK’s mass surveillance programmes, revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, did ‘not meet the “quality of law” requirement’ and were ‘incapable of keeping the “interference” to what

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Dave Eggers to deliver PEN HG Wells Lecture 2018

English PEN is delighted to announce that the award-winning American writer, editor, publisher and philanthropist Dave Eggers will deliver this year’s PEN HG Wells Lecture, in a rare visit to the UK. The event will take place on 16 December 2018 at the Bridge Theatre in London. The HG Wells Lecture showcases visionary writing and new thinking,

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2019 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 2018. They should

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Translation pitch at ITD 2018

Do you have a book that you’ve always wanted to bring to an Anglophone readership? Well, here’s your chance. At this year’s International Translation Day, you get the chance to pitch to editors. Ailah Ahmed (Virago, Little, Brown), Federico Andornino (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) and Isabel Wall (Viking, Penguin Random House) will discuss three translation pitches

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