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Sep 2022

Artist Jenny Holzer Lights Up Rockefeller Center in Tribute to PEN America’s 100 Years of Defending Free Expression

Andrew Solomon’s words were featured in a powerful new series of light projections that illuminated three buildings in Manhattan’s iconic Rockefeller Center.

Jul 2022

Letter Signed by 44 Writers Calls On President Biden to Raise Grave Human Rights Concerns on Trip to Saudi Arabia

May 2020

United Against Hate: A Statement of Solidarity

The recent surge in hate crimes, violence, and verbal assaults against Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders is a painful reminder that racism, bigotry, and xenophobia are persistent challenges in the United States.

Mar 2020

The PEN Pod: Mental Health & the Outbreak

Andrew Solomon and Stephen Fee discuss the national debate over the risks of social isolation and its consequences for mental health.

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.