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CROP Longley, Michael (c) Bobbie Hanvey 2014

PEN Pinter Prize 2017

The 2017 PEN Pinter Prize will be awarded to Michael Longley at a public event at the British Library on  Tuesday 10  October. He will be presented with the prize at this event and deliver an address. There will also be readings from Michael Longley’s work and an encomium by Professor Eamon Duffy.  A limited

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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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Jo Glanville steps down as director of English PEN

Jo Glanville is stepping down as director of English PEN at the end of July after more than four years, during which time she has cemented its reputation as the leading champion of freedom of speech for writers in the UK and internationally. Jo has transformed English PEN’s level of engagement as an advocate of

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Michael Longley CBE awarded PEN Pinter Prize 2017

Michael Longley was chosen by this year’s judges: Maureen Freely, Chair of Judges and President of English PEN; Antonia Fraser, historian, biographer and widow of Harold Pinter; Tom Gatti, culture editor of the New Statesman; award-winning poet Don Paterson and playwright Polly Stenham. Judge Don Paterson said: Michael Longley is an ideal recipient of the Pinter

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Elif Shafak at Cambridge Literary Festival

Elif Shafak is one of today’s most influential international writers and intellectuals who straddles east and west. With a suitcase of awards behind her she is the most widely read female writer in Turkey and her work has been translated into over 40 languages. Her latest novel, set in Istanbul and Oxford, is a sweeping tale of faith and friendship,

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