Posts Categorised: Members

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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Philippe Sands QC appointed President of English PEN

Philippe Sands QC has been announced as the new president of English PEN. Philippe Sands is one of the UK’s most prominent human rights barristers, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2003. He is an authority on international law and human rights and is a Professor of Law at University College London. His most recent

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Vintage crowned winners of The PEN Quiz 2017

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.

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English PEN is looking for new trustees

English PEN defends the right to freedom of expression in the UK and internationally. We champion the most exciting new literature in translation and give young people and refugees the opportunity to discover their own creative abilities. We are the founding member of a world-wide network of 140 PEN centres and we are working towards

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