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Oct 24, 2013, 13:55 ET
Doha's Central Prison, where poet Mohammad al-Ajami is held in solitary confinement.  (PRNewsFoto/PEN American Center, Inc)

Qatar Authorities Thwart PEN Prison Visit with al-Ajami

Imprisoned Poet Remains in Solitary Confinement Two Years After Arrest PEN representatives were denied access to jailed poet Mohammed...

Oct 23, 2013, 12:38 ET
PEN President Peter Godwin, Executive Director of PEN Suzanne Nossel, Mark Ruffalo, Len Amato, and Larry Kramer. Photo courtesy of Patrick McMullan.  (PRNewsFoto/PEN American Center, Inc)

Larry Kramer honored by PEN, HBO at Literary Awards Ceremony

 On Monday, October 21, PEN American Center, the largest branch of the world's leading literary and human rights organization, celebrated its...

Aug 03, 2009, 11:00 ET


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PEN American Center Names Steven L. Isenberg as Executive Director

PEN American Center, the largest branch of International PEN -- the world's oldest literary and human rights organization -- today announced the...

Apr 02, 2003, 00:00 ET

Cuban Journalist, Tunisian e-zine Writer to Receive 2003 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Awards

NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- PEN American Center today named Bernado Arevalo Padron, an independent journalist serving a 6-year prison term...