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Pen World Voices Festival

PEN International: Mobilizing Writers to Defend Free Speech

Ru Freeman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Books
Ru Freeman

PEN deserves to be recognized for the work the member centers have done to produce their new report, "Creativity and Constraint in Today's China." It's like a mirror held up to a face that asks: Is this what you want to look like to the world?

Sotomayor Speaks At Literature Festival

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has said she wants to be called just "Sonia from the Bronx." And on Sunday, the first His...

PEN World Voices: Kronos Quartet vs. A Trio of Scribes

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Veering toward the political, recordings announcing the dropping of the atomic bomb, and the gap between words and music became more pronounced.

PEN/ Academy of American Poets / Burroughs in Sartasota

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The annual PEN World Voices Festival gears up in New York, with visiting literati arriving despite volcanic ash and house arrests from repressive gove...

Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie Among Writers Featured At PEN World Voices Festival

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie and Sherman Alexie will be among the writers featured at the sixth annual PEN World Voices Festival of ...

Islamic Porn, Fake Diamonds And Racist Literature

Huffington Post Contributor | Andrew Marantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When the novelist Jose Manuel Prieto left Cuba to spend a decade in Siberia, he could only fit a few books in his suitcase, so he packed several volum...

Salman Rushdie, Paul Krugman To Speak At PEN World Voices Festival

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Salman Rushdie, Neil Gaiman and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman will be among the authors featured at this spring's PEN Wo...