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WORLD VOICES AUDIO & PHOTOS

The Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture by Nawal El Saadawi
With Nawal El Saadawi and Kwame Anthony Appiah

The Rattapallax/PEN World Voices Literary Film FeastStanding Before History: Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa
With Ken Wiwa, Richard North Patterson, Steve Connell, Sekou, and Okey Ndibe

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

The Economic Crisis and How to Deal with It
With Bill Bradley, Niall Ferguson, Paul Krugman, Nouriel Roubini, George Soros, Robin Wells, and Jeff Madrick

WORLD VOICES BLOGS

Dedi FelmanMr. Sandman: Neil Gaiman at PWV
by Dedi Felman

There’s a certain kind of author whose cool sneaks up on one so quietly, hastily, and tardily that the only legitimate response . . . [More]

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On The Poetry Of Ernesto Cardenal
Posted by: George Wallace
 
Visual Storytelling
Posted by: Mary Ann Caws
 
Meir Shalev - How Weird Is That???
Posted by: Peter H. Fogtdal
 
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ANNOUNCING

2009 Literary Awards Recipients

PEN is pleased to announce the winners of this year's literary awards. [More]

MONTHLY FEATURE

PEN America 10: Fear Itself

At this moment of unease and anxiety, PEN America 10: Fear Itself examines the subject of fear in all its guises.

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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]

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh: Being Saïd

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

Lynne Tillman: Save Me from the Pious and the Vengeful

Out of nothing comes language and out of language comes nothing and everything. Everything challenges the tenuous world order. [More]

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ADVOCACY NEWS

April 29, 2009:
Prominent Writer Liu Xiaobo Honored in New York


PEN Vows to Keep Pressure on Chinese Government to Guarantee Free Expression 

The Poet in an Unknown Prison
Liu Xia's remarks accepting the 2009 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award on behalf of Liu Xiaobo

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PETITION TO FREE LIU XIAOBO


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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