Posts Tagged: PEN

What to Read When You’re a PEN Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize Winner

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The PEN 2018 Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize winners share books that have inspired them!

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Encountering the Essay

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Charles D’Ambrosio, a finalist for the 2015 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay for Loitering: New and Collected Essay, has a piece up on the PEN website about his first encounter with the essay.

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Tom Stoppard Wins PEN/Pinter Award

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This year’s PEN/Pinter Prize, “awarded annually to a British writer or a writer resident in Britain of outstanding literary merit,” goes to Tom Stoppard. Stoppard’s plays, including classics like Jumpers and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, have been interrogating philosophy, society, and humanity for decades. He has also participated in several human-rights campaigns. Of Harold Pinter, in […]

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Zoë Ruiz at PEN

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Marketplace has an interesting write-up on the current state of PEN, the ninety-year-old organization that makes sure writers are guaranteed their right of free speech. The segment also features an excerpt from Rumpus Saturday Editor Zoë Ruiz, who read her Rumpus essay “Donna” at a recent PEN reading. Princess Donna had on a short black skirt and a […]

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