On Babel, hospitalities and waves

The founder of Babel festival reflects on its genesis and investigates the role of translation and multilingualism in fostering community.

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Fragments

The winner of the European Prize for Literature 2009 writes six new short stories for PEN Atlas to mark the publication of her newest book, Trysting.

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The roar of the planes

A personal dispatch from author, activist and long time friend of English PEN, award-winning Faïza Guène, whose fiancé is at urgent risk of deportation from France.

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The night before

The author of One Hundred Shadows on the Yongsan Disaster, the novel as a song and light that can emerge from darkness.

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