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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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Elif Shafak headline English PEN's 100th celebrations

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Elif Shafak and Max Porter are among the authors and activists headlining English PEN’s centenary celebrations at the Southbank Centre this autumn. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-20 20:24:24 UTC ]
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English PEN calls for release of Ahdaf Soueif after coronavirus protest arrest

English PEN has called for the release of Egyptian author Ahdaf Soueif, who was arrested during a protest about the treatment of prisoners during the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 19:53:50 UTC ]
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English PEN translation award winners revealed

​Twenty books have won English PEN’s flagship translation awards, marking the highest number of awards ever given by the programme.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-19 23:56:40 UTC ]
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Open Pen and Newham Bookshop to host latest indie homeless fundraiser

Indie press Open Pen and Newham Bookshop are joining forces to host a fundraiser for the homeless in East London. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-22 07:47:05 UTC ]
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Gorman made English PEN director as Byatt joins First Story

English PEN has named its new director as Daniel Gorman, current executive director of the Shubbak Festival. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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English PEN publishes international festival guidelines for writers

English PEN is publishing guidelines for writers attending international festivals in countries with poor human rights and censorship records. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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English PEN marks 250-book milestone in support for translated titles

English PEN is marking the milestone of having supported 250 titles via its Writers in Translation programme, launched in 2006. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Danek leaves English PEN for Tilted Axis

English PEN’s Theodora Danek is joining Tilted Axis Press as co-publisher alongside founder Deborah Smith. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BBC Proms and English PEN to showcase refugee talent

English PEN is collaborating with BBC Proms on a new outreach project, Brave New Voices. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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English PEN reviews policies after Galizia family concerns

English PEN has revealed it is embarking on a review of its policies after being accused of a potential conflict of interest with one of its board members. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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English PEN to celebrate Mandela centenary with poets and activists

English PEN is celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth by holding an evening of readings with writers and creatives including Ted Hughes Award-winner Jay Bernard and Makar Jackie Kay. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Philippe Sands to take on English PEN Presidency

Prominent human rights lawyer Philippe Sands QC is to be the new president of English PEN, taking over from Maureen Freely. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Eight award-winning writers pen eerie tales for English Heritage

Stories from award-winning writers including Jeanette Winterson, Max Porter and Sarah Perry are to feature in a new collection of ghost stories from English Heritage and September Publishing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Antonia Byatt appointed English PEN interim director

English PEN has appointed Antonia Byatt, director of 2016's Cheltenham Literature Festival, to step in as its interim director from 3rd July.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA and PA join English PEN in fight to free imprisoned writers worldwide

The Society of Authors, the Publishers Association and English PEN are launching a joint campaign in aid of imprisoned writers worldwide, called Speak Out. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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English PEN director Glanville steps down

Jo Glanville is stepping down as director of English PEN after being awarded an honorary visiting fellowship at the German university Arbeitsstelle Holocaustliteratur. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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English PEN reports 'challenging year'

English PEN has reported a deficit of close to £90,00 in its annual report for the year ending 31st March 2016, describing it as "a challenging year". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Catherine Taylor leaves English PEN after redundancies

English PEN is making five of its 12-strong team redundant following an organisational restructure. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-11-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA and English PEN welcome prospect of libel reform in N.I

English PEN and the Society of Authors have welcomed a new report on defamation law in Northern Ireland recommending that Northern Irish law should emulate that of England and Wales. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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