Posts Tagged: Free Word


Eritrea: a muzzled state

Today marks the sixteen-year anniversary of the crackdown on dissent in Eritrea, in which twelve journalists were arrested for their free expression work. Sixteen years later the whereabouts of the detained journalists remains unknown and freedom of expression continues to be severely repressed. To mark the anniversary, English PEN is proud to publish ‘Eritrea: a

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International Translation Day 2016

International Translation Day is the annual event for the translation community. It is an opportunity for translators, students, publishers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers and reviewers to gather and network, debate significant issues and developments within the sector, and to discuss challenges and celebrate success.

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Karen Leeder and Ulrike Almut Sandig triumph at the 2016 Translation Pitch

The Translation Pitch: New Literary Voices with PEN Presents, part of the 2016 European Literature Festival, was a celebration of contemporary European literature – and of literary translators as champions for new writing. Six translators took to the stage to present their must-acquire books – from Italy, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Turkey and Spain –

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From One Reader to Another

As part of the Writers in Translation programme’s tenth anniversary celebrations in 2015, English PEN teamed up with Free Word and The Reading Agency to produce From One Reader to Another, a reading and sharing initiative which put the best international literature into the hands of readers, and opened up a dialogue between readers. Over the

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