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Little, Brown and English PEN hold vigil for imprisoned Saudi blogger

Little, Brown Book Group and English PEN are holding a special vigil for imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi, building on the efforts of his wife who today published a book with the publisher. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Grayson Perry fronts 2016's English PEN fundraiser

English PEN's annual fundraising event 'Inspirations’ in 2016 is set to feature British artist Grayson Perry CBE. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-12-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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English PEN awards 16 grants to writers

English PEN has awarded eight grants to books by international women writers, marking an “exciting first” for women authors to have shared in the prestigious grants equally with men. In what has been described as a "bumper English PEN grants season", a total of 16 grants were awarded this... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Saudi blogger Raif Badawi awarded PEN Pinter Prize with James Fenton

Saudi blogger and activist Raif Badawi will share the 2015 PEN Pinter Prize with British poet, journalist and literary critic James Fenton.  Badawi was named the 2015 International Writer of Courage, selected by Fenton from a shortlist of international cases of concern supported by English PEN,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Leading writers hope to shift refugee debate with crowdfunded anthology

Monica Ali, William Boyd and Marina Lewycka among the authors recruited with aim of shifting public perspectivesMajor authors including Monica Ali, William Boyd and Marina Lewycka are lining up to contribute writing to a new crowdfunded anthology which aims to counter the anti-refugee rhetoric... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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James Fenton receives PEN Pinter Prize

British poet, journalist and literary critic James Fenton has been awarded the 2015 PEN Pinter Prize.  The annual prize was established in 2009 by English PEN in memory of playwright Harold Pinter to recognise to a British writer of outstanding literary merit, who, in the words of Pinter’s... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Atwood, Rushdie and Tóibín condemn Bangladesh blogger murders

More than 150 writers from around the world, including Margaret Atwood, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Yann Martel, Salman Rushdie and Colm Tóibín, have condemned the murders of three secular bloggers in Bangladesh this year.  The group, which also includes publishers and lawyers, has joined PEN... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Childs wins PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize

Jessie Childs has won the 2015 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for history for her book about religious persecution in Elizabethan England, God's Traitors (Bodley Head). She beat off competition from five other shortlisted authors to win the £2,000 annual prize, funded by former PEN member Marjorie... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Uglow and Bostridge on PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize shortlist

Jenny Uglow and Mark Bostridge are among the five authors shortlisted for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2015. The £2,000 prize, funded from former PEN member Marjorie Hessell-Tiltman’s bequest to English PEN, celebrates the best non-fiction on a historical subject from any period up... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Attempt to ban performing artist’s abuse memoir ‘threatens free speech’

Artist is appealing against temporary injunction obtained by his ex-wife, who says book will be distressing for his son to readAn attempt to prevent a performing artist from publishing his memoir on the grounds that its contents would be distressing for his son to read has opened up “a new,... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-01-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Vigil for Saudi blogger

English PEN is holding a weekly vigil outside the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in London in support of activist and blogger Raif Badawi.   Badawi was convicted in May 2014 for insulting Islam and founding a liberal website.  He received a fine of one million riyals (£175,000) and a... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book ban campaigners deliver "hundreds of books" to MoJ

English PEN and the Howard League for Penal Reform today (11th December) delivered hundreds of books to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to send on to prisoners. Authors Francesca Simon and Miranda France joined representatives of the charities, who wore Christmas-themed clothing and offered mince... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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English PEN and Foyles partner on World Bookshelf

English PEN in partnership with Foyles has launched a new website which celebrates contemporary... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shortlist revealed for PEN/Ackerley Prize

English PEN has announced the shortlist for the 2013 PEN/Ackerley Prize for Memoir, given each... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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English PEN to recruit for new director

English PEN is to look for a new director after Jonathan Heawood announced that he will step down... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PEN welcomes new writers' visa

English PEN has welcomed the government's announcement of a new visa for visiting writers and... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-02-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Heawood and Kampfner at Leveson Inquiry

Jonathan Heawood, director of English PEN and Index on Censorship chief executive John Kampfner... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Leveson: PEN warning on privacy as Rowling gives evidence

English PEN has prepared a written submission to the Leveson inquiry, warning that if tough new... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rose Fenton appointed Free Word director

Publication Date: Tue, 05/07/2011 - 08:30 Free Word has appointed Rose Fenton as director of the organisation, with her first day to be 12th September. The Free Word Centre in London is a house of literature, literacy and free expression, hosting debates, readings and conferences. Ten... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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