Posts Tagged: Maureen Freely


Philippe Sands QC appointed President of English PEN

Philippe Sands QC has been announced as the new president of English PEN. Philippe Sands is one of the UK’s most prominent human rights barristers, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2003. He is an authority on international law and human rights and is a Professor of Law at University College London. His most recent

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Citizen: The New Story Festival: We Are Multitudes

Four writers who “belong” in more than one country examine what citizenship means in their lives and work – and discuss duties as well as rights. The particular becomes universal in the passionate, inspiring words and language of Maureen Freely, President of English PEN and translator of Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk, Anthony Joseph, Colm Toibin

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Bahá’í poet Mahvash Sabet shares 2017 PEN Pinter Prize with Michael Longley

Bahá’í poet and teacher Mahvash Sabet has this evening been named 2017 International Writer of Courage by Michael Longley at the PEN Pinter Prize ceremony at the British Library. Longley was announced as the 2017 PEN Pinter Prize winner in June this year. Sabet was released in September, after being imprisoned for almost ten years

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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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