Translation and mutation: Adam Thirlwell takes us through the utopian goals and surprising results of Multiples, an experiment in translation. Charting dozens of countries, languages and authors, this anthology is playful yet subversive, questioning the purpose of translation, the idea of style and the future of the novel
PEN Atlas: a new dispatch from Oray Egin
In our latest PEN Atlas dispatch, writer and journalist Oray Egin reports on Turkey’s ‘dissident witch hunt’ and how the Turkish Government prefers conspiracy theories to engagement.
PEN Atlas: new dispatch from Carmen Bugan
A fascinating and moving account about dissidence, family and identity.
PEN Atlas: new dispatch from Juan Pablo Villalobos
Juan Pablo Villalobos returns to PEN Atlas this week, asking us to imagine the struggle of being a writer in Mexico, where fiction is so often outpaced by brutal reality. Juan has been a contributor to PEN Atlas in the past, and his two novels in English, Quesadillas and Down the Rabbit Hole have been supported by awards from
- £40 buys placards and handouts for a vigil or demo
- £235 pays a court fee, seeking permission to intervene in freedom of expression cases as a third party
- £650 is the cost of emergency advocacy in response to a threat to free speech through censorship or arrest of a writer at risk
- £5,200 covers research and production of a parliamentary briefing on new legislation