Alison Light, Edward Parnell and George Szirtes shortlisted for PEN Ackerley Prize 2020
English PEN is pleased to announce the shortlist for the PEN Ackerley Prize 2020 for memoir and autobiography.
Zimbabwe: Drop charges against writer Tsitsi Dangarembga
English PEN joins PEN International in calling for the immediate dropping of all charges against Zimbabwean author and filmmaker, Tsitsi Dangarembga.
Kyrgyzstan: PEN mourns the death of Azimjon Askarov
English PEN is deeply saddened by the death of award-winning human rights defender and journalist Azimjon Askarov.
Milena Buyum, Guy Gunaratne, and Ted Hodgkinson join the English PEN Board of Trustees
We are excited to announce the appointment of three new trustees to help us continue our mission to protect freedom of expression. The new Board members include Milena Buyum, Guy Gunaratne, and Ted Hodgkinson.
Iran: COVID-19 fears for writer and rights defender Narges Mohammadi
English PEN is deeply concerned by reports that imprisoned human rights defender Narges Mohammadi is showing suspected COVID-19 symptoms yet being denied the necessary medical attention. We call for her immediate and unconditional release.