PEN Presents supports and showcases sample translations, funding the often-unpaid work of creating samples, giving UK publishers access to titles from underrepresented languages and regions, and helping diversify the translated literature landscape.

Explore our latest issue of selected samples, edited and ready to be acquired by publishers of literature in translation into English, and find out about upcoming rounds of PEN Presents.

Explore Issue 1

Literatures of the languages of India

Six samples representing four of the languages of India – Bangla, Hindi, Kannada and Gujarati – were selected for the inaugural round of PEN Presents, in partnership with the British Council. Explore the books and read the samples.

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Submit a proposal to PEN Presents

The next round of PEN Presents – for translations of works from any region, originally published in any language – will open for proposals on 1 January 2023, in collaboration with Translating Women and supported by an Open Innovation Platform grant from the University of Exeter. Future rounds of PEN Presents will alternate between language-, region-, or genre-specific calls and open calls, for works of all genres, languages and geographies.

Find out more about applying here

Search the PEN Presents winners

Explore all the samples selected through PEN Presents.