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PEN News: May 19, 2011‏


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PEN MEMBERS
PEN America 14 Out Now


PEN Members should be receiving copies of PEN America 14: The Good Books in the mail soon. The latest issue--featuring Yiyun Li, Toni Morrison, Norman Mailer, and many others--is also available for purchase.

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OPPORTUNITIES
Intern at PEN this Summer

It's not too late to apply for an internship at PEN
. Spend your summer getting involved with literature and human rights.

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COMING UP
May 24-26:
BookExpo America


BookExpo America is North America's biggest publishing event. It's the ideal place to connect with the hottest titles, newest authors, biggest ideas, and latest technology. Stop by the PEN booth (#5047) and say hello!

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ADVOCACY NEWS


"Reckoning with Torture" at Lincoln Center

Acclaimed director Doug Liman directs a performance with Russell Banks, Dahlia Lithwick, Lili Taylor, Dianne Wiest, and many others reading from formerly secret government documents detailing the scope and human cost of the U.S. torture program. [More]


Jailed Iranian Writer Nasrin Sotoudeh Honored

PEN honored Nasrin Sotoudeh, one of Iran's most courageous lawyers who is serving an 11-year prison sentence, with the 2011 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award at its annual Literary Gala. [More]


Liao Yiwu, Salman Rushdie Exchange Solidarity

After the Chinese government's refusal to allow acclaimed writer Liao Yiwu to attend the PEN World Voices Festival, Liao and Festival Chair Salman Rushdie exchanged letters and affirmed the power of literature in the face of freedom of speech violations. [More]
UPCOMING EVENTS


May 23: Reading from the Prison Writing Contest

Harding Lemay, Michael Keck, and the PEN Prison Writing Program present a staged reading of the winning plays from this year's Prison Writing Contest. [More]
PEN WORLD VOICES FESTIVAL


The 2011 World Voices Festival Wraps Up

The 2011 Festival is officially over, but you can catch everything you missed by visiting our World Voices page. Find audio, video, photos, manuscripts, blog posts, and much more
from the week's many great events.

Featured multimedia:

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LITERARY AWARDS


New PEN Literary Awards

PEN announced two new PEN Literary Awards this week: the PEN/Steven Kroll Award Honoring the Author of an Illustrated Children's Book and the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, Founded by Barbara Kingsolver.


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