Un-covering PEN’s archives: Four months at the Harry Ransom Center

I should begin by pointing out that a mere four months is by no means enough time to get through PEN’s enormous archives at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas. In order to approach the archive, I had to work closely with Professor Rachel Potter, the PI on the project, to ascertain precisely the … Continue reading Un-covering PEN’s archives: Four months at the Harry Ransom Center

Funding Granted for Full Cataloguing of International PEN’s Archives

The Harry Ransom Centre at the University of Texas in Austin has received a sizeable sum to catalogue its vast PEN archives. The holdings, which relate mainly to International and English PEN but also contain letters and reports from writers and Centers around the world constitute perhaps the largest archive of PEN material in the … Continue reading Funding Granted for Full Cataloguing of International PEN’s Archives

Interviews

Interview with Adil Jussawalla In our interview with Adil Jussawalla, the former All-Indian PEN member discusses his relationship with Nissim Ezekiel, the banning of Rushdie’s Satanic Verses and the influence of Soviet intellectual culture on 1960s and 1970s Bombay. Read the interview. Interview with Salil Tripathi In our interview with Salil Tripathi, he discusses banned … Continue reading Interviews

PEN International

PEN International was founded in London in 1921 by feminist novelist Catherine Amy Dawson Scott, with John Galsworthy as President, and May Sinclair, Radclyffe Hall, Vera Brittain, Bertrand Russell, E. M. Forster, W. B. Yeats, Joseph Conrad and H. G. Wells as founding members. It saw itself as unique because it was a London centre where … Continue reading PEN International