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PEN America 10: Fear Itself

What are you so afraid of? At this moment of unease and anxiety, PEN America 10: Fear Itself examines—through fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and conversations—the subject of fear in all its guises.

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FEAR ITSELF: A FORUM

Edward Albee  •  Edwidge Danticat
T Cooper  •  Nawal El Saadawi
Maggie Nelson  •  Paul LaFarge 
Patricia Spears Jones

READINGS

Yoshihiro Tatsumi: Hell

Lucy Corin: Seven Small Apocalypses

I drive by a motel when I need anything from the other side of town. Town’s built like an hourglass, and there’s a big lit sun shining from the motel sign. [More]

Tomasz Rozycki: Scorched Maps

I took a trip to Ukraine. It was June. /
I waded in the fields, all full of dust /
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Saïd Sayrafiezadeh: Being Saïd

Ladies and gentlemen, we will now perform the final scene of the play and then call it a night. [More]

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Evolution/Revolution
With Muriel Barbery, Jose Dalisay, Edwidge Danticat, Péter Nádas, Sergio Ramírez, Salman Rushdie, and Raja Shehadeh

Enrique Vila-Matas &
Paul Auster in Conversation

For years Enrique Vila-Matas and Paul Auster have been engaged in an extended literary correspondence spanning several continents and languages. Come eavesdrop on their conversation led by Eduardo Lago.
 
Nawal El Saadawi:
The Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture

With Kwame Anthony Appiah

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Ghana Journal: Reginald Taluah
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Perspective
Posted by: Lauren Davis
 
Le Clezio and Adam Gopnik
Posted by: Mary Ann Caws
 
Crossing borders with Le Clèzio
Posted by: Antonio Romani
 
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ADVOCACY NEWS

April 16, 2009:
Liu Xiaobo to Receive Top PEN Honor


PEN American Center today named Liu Xiaobo as the recipient of its 2009 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award.

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Take action now! Join internationally acclaimed writers Nadine Gordimer, Wole Soyinka, J.M. Coetzee, and others in their call for the release of imprisoned Chinese writer, Liu Xiaobo.

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