English PEN is delighted to announce that Antonia Byatt will be stepping in as our interim director on 3 July. She will be working closely with our outgoing director, Jo Glanville, for the better part of a month to ensure a smooth and productive handover. Antonia Byatt was director of Cheltenham Literature Festival 2016 and
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The Nobel Literature Prize laureate was a member of the German PEN centre and one of his last public acts was to join hundreds of fellow writers in signing a statement calling on the European Parliament to afford greater protection to refugees. Throughout his career, Grass’s literary output often prompted controversy and calls for censorship.