Posts Categorised: Prizes


John Berger 1926-2017: repairing the world

English PEN is saddened by the death of the novelist and poet John Berger, who died aged 90 on 2 January 2017.  Berger was a member of English PEN and received the 2009 Golden PEN, awarded by the trustees of English PEN to mark a lifetime of literary achievement. Accepting the award at an event

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2017 PEN Hessell-Tiltman prize open for submissions

Entrants are to be books of high literary merit – that is, not primarily written for the academic market – and can cover all historical periods. Publishers may draw attention to no more than two relevant books on their lists or imprints. The books must be published between 1 January and 31 December 2016. They

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Margaret Atwood

Tickets available for the PEN Pinter Prize 2016

The PEN Pinter Prize 2016 will be awarded to Margaret Atwood on at a public event at the British Library on Thursday 13 October. Atwood  will be presented with the prize at this event and will deliver an address. There will also be a reading from her novel The Handmaid’s Tale by actress Elizabeth McGovern

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