Posts Categorised: Members


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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English PEN appoints Antonia Byatt as interim director

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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