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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.

Mar 2015

Andrew Solomon Assumes Presidency of PEN American Center

Our mission could not be more clear: free speech is under siege and its defenders cannot rest

Feb 2015

Video: Guantánamo Diary: An Evening of Reading and Conversation

A unique reading marking the publication of Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s account of his experiences in the world’s most infamous detention camp.

Jan 2015

PEN Condemns Murders of Charlie Hebdo Journalists

The right to satirize, to question, to expose, to mock, even when offensive to some, is a bulwark of a free society.

Dec 2014

PEN to Sony: Reconsider Your Decision to Pull ‘The Interview’

The attack on Sony Pictures is an assault on the wider creative community; one that must be met with unity and resolve.