#100PENMembers No. 3: H.G. Wells

A personal friend of Dawson Scott, H.G. Wells attended the first meeting of PEN. His main contribution to the organisation, however, was in shaping its commitment to free speech activism after he became International PEN President on John Galsworthy’s death in 1933.  In Spring 1933, the Nazis took control of Berlin PEN and resolutely refused … Continue reading #100PENMembers No. 3: H.G. Wells

#100PENMembers No. 97: Erich Maria Remarque

Erich Maria Remarque was one of German PEN’s most significant literary exiles. His most important novel Im Westen Richts Neues, published in 1929, was famously translated into English by A. W. Wheen as All Quiet on the Western Front. He was an early member of Berlin PEN, which in the late 1920s was one of the largest … Continue reading #100PENMembers No. 97: Erich Maria Remarque

#100PENMembers No. 86: Philippe Sands

Philippe Sands is a British and French barrister, academic and author who specialises in international and human rights law, and has been President of English PEN since 2018, having served on the board of English PEN for five years prior to this appointment. Sands has written seventeen books on international law including East West Street: On … Continue reading #100PENMembers No. 86: Philippe Sands

#100PENMembers No. 48: Paul Tabori

Hungarian-Jewish author, novelist, journalist and psychological researcher was a long-serving member of PEN, a founding member of the Writers in Exile Centre and a pivotal figure during the early years of the Cold War. Born in Budapest in 1908, Tabori received his Ph.D. in Economic and Political Science from Kaiser Wilhelm university in Berlin and … Continue reading #100PENMembers No. 48: Paul Tabori