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Why Latin America Needs PEN

Homero Aridjis | Posted 12.28.2015 | World
Homero Aridjis

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico is ranked #148 on the Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index. Fifty-five journalists have been murdered in Mexico during the last five years, about one-third of the some 150 who lost their lives in that time throughout the Americas, making Mexico the most dangerous place on the continent for professionals of the word.

Breaking Bread: Salman Rushdie and Mazen Darwish

Malu Halasa | Posted 12.14.2014 | Books
Malu Halasa

The sharing of the PEN Pinter Prize between Salman Rushdie and Mazen Darwish is a potent reminder of the need to protect the rights and liberties of people threatened with death or imprisoned for what they write about or believe.

PHOTOS: What Famous Authors Wrote In Their Books

Posted 05.15.2013 | Books

What do famous authors think when they look back at their earlier books? The English branch of PEN, the international writers' organization that promo...