12 October 2023: PEN International is deeply concerned by reports that the Indian authorities have approved the prosecution of writer Arundhati Roy over a speech she gave 13 years ago. We call on the Indian authorities to immediately cease the legal proceedings against her and to end its weaponization of the legal system against writers, journalists, and others who engage in peaceful expression. Criticism of the government is not a crime.
Declaration of PEN International’s Writers for Peace Committee on the Russian Federation’s war against Ukraine ‘We, members of PEN International’s Writers for Peace Committee, once again urge the Russian authorities …
PEN International is deeply shocked and appalled to learn that former PEN America President and renowned writer, Salman Rushdie, was attacked today just before giving a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. We utterly condemn the attack and wish him a prompt and full recovery.
Myanmar: Zarganar’s arrest highlights junta’s efforts to silence critics
Read the full text of the letter below: July 19, 2019 European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen European Commission, Rue de la Loi 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium Dear President …
PEN Canada is proud to announce Toronto writer Laura Legge as the Canadian nominee for the 2016 PEN International New Voices Award competition.
On August 22nd, PEN International announced its inaugural New Voices Award shortlist. Claire Battershill, author of “The Collective Name of Ninjas”, has been shortlisted for the award and has been invited to read her work at the 79th annual PEN International Congress in Reykjavík.