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PEN Translates awards showcase writers from seventeen countries

Books from seventeen countries and ten languages make up the latest round of PEN Translates award winners. These include poetry collections from the Caribbean, Indonesia, The Netherlands and Iran, novels from Sudan, Cape Verde and Syria, and autofiction from Peru. Sarah Ardizzone, co-chair of the Writers in Translation committee, said: ‘At a time when outstanding

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PEN Translates assessors

Calling all literature and translation enthusiasts! If you have translation experience, are passionate about literature and are fluent in a foreign language, then English PEN is looking for you. We are looking for assessors for our PEN Translates grant programme to help us choose which books have the right combination of literary quality, strength of

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Latest round of PEN Translates awards celebrates books in fourteen languages

Books from fifteen countries and fourteen languages make up the latest round of PEN Translates award winners. These include the first novel from Mauritania to be translated into English; novels translated from minority and lesser translated European languages such as Occitan, Galician and Albanian; and an equal number of male and female authors. Ros Schwartz,

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Shubbak: Basma Abdel Aziz in conversation with Jo Glanville

Where activism and imagination intersect Cairo-based Basma Abdel Aziz is a psychiatrist specialising in the treatment of victims of torture, a celebrated novelist and non-fiction writer, a sculptor and a poet. The publication of her debut novel The Queue in English translation by Elisabeth Jaquette in 2016 led to her being named one of Foreign

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Record number of women authors and translators win PEN Translates awards

English PEN today announces  its  latest list of  PEN Translates award winners.  The list includes books translated from 14 languages and 16 countries, including a Uyghur memoir, Palestinian short stories, Somali poetry, a Czech feminist novel, an anthology of Russian women literature, Belarusian essays and a Chinese graphic novel/memoir. English PEN is encouraged to note

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