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Jul 2018

Video: Writers Read from “Testament” by Oleg Sentsov

On the occasion of his 42nd birthday, and to mark his continued incarceration and ongoing hunger strike, writers from around the world read excerpts from Oleg Sentsov’s “Testament.”

Oct 2017

Video: Art as Activism: An Evening with Ai Weiwei

Literature is a place where we can construct new realities together, but unless the literature available to us is representative, those new realities threaten to reconstruct the prejudice and discrimination of the world we live in. — Ai Weiwei

May 2017

Video: Portraying Gay Male Life Today

How are today’s realities and paradoxes shifting what gay writers and activists take on? Writers and artists Ali Asgar,Édouard Louis, Garth Greenwell and Andrew Solomon explore how gay life, gay men and gay culture are changing and how artists are responding in their work.

Apr 2017

Video: 2017 PEN America Literary Gala

Andrew Solomon’s remarks at the 2017 PEN America Literary Gala.

Jan 2017

Video: PEN America WRITERS RESIST Protest to Defend Free Expression

Writers and artists have taken a collective stand to defend free expression, reject hatred, and uphold the truth.

May 2016

Video: 2016 PEN America Literary Gala

Andrew Solomon’s opening remarks at the 2016 PEN America Literary Gala, held on May 16, 2016, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Apr 2016

Video: PEN World Voices Festival: Far & Away

PEN President Andrew Solomon discusses his new book, Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change, at the Instituto Cervantes, New York City.

Apr 2016

Video: Andrew Solomon & Maria Stepanova: A Literary Conversation

Andrew Solomon and Maria Stepanova discuss Russian culture and society, the voice of the intelligentsia, and the challenges of independent presses.

Sep 2015

Dear President Xi: A Message from America’s Writers

We urge you to release the Chinese writers and journalists who are languishing in jail for the crime of expressing their opinions.

Mar 2015

Video: Highlights of the 2014 PEN Literary Awards

For more than 50 years, the PEN Literary Awards have honored many of the most outstanding voices in literature.