KUNCHOK TSEPHEL GOPEY TSANGPen name               

 Sex                               Male

 Birth date                1970

Birth place              Maqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province

Resident place         Maqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province Continue reading

Hong Kong daily Sing Pao says its journalists and website are under attack

New York, February 22, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Hong Kong authorities to investigate the harassment of journalists at the daily Sing Pao. Sing Pao Media Enterprises, which owns the paper, released a statement yesterday saying that staff have been followed and harassed, and that the newspaper’s computer system was attacked. Continue reading

Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno: Trump’s Crusade Against Critics

It’s now clear that one of Donald Trump’s top priorities as president is to discredit, harass, and intimidate his critics, or anyone who exposes how his administration is working. Continue reading


Lu JianhuaPen name                Wen Yu

Sex                               Male

Birth date                1960-07-03

Birth place              Shanghai City

Resident place         Beijing City Continue reading

China: Suspension of Feminist Social Media Another Example of “Zero Tolerance”

NEW YORK—The suspension of a feminist group’s social media accounts underscores China’s “zero tolerance” policy for free speech and human rights, said PEN America in a statement today. Continue reading

White House Barring of Major Media Outlets “Does Grave Disservice to the American People”

NEW YORK—Responding to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s decision to bar credentialed reporters from the New York Times, CNN, and POLITICO from today’s press briefing, PEN Executive Director Suzanne Nossel released the following statement: Continue reading

65 Leading Writers Call on Trump to Halt Visa Ban

NEW YORK—Sixty of the most prominent names in literature have sent a joint letter with PEN America to President Donald Trump today, urging him not to impose a new immigration ban that would affect the ability of artists, writers, and thinkers to travel to the United States. Continue reading

2017 PEN America Literary Awards Celebrate Books that Transcend Borders

Arielle Anema, Literary Awards Manager: +1.646.779.4813, arielle@pen.org
Sarah Edkins, Director of Communications: +1.646.779.4830, sedkins@pen.org

NEW YORK–PEN America today announced the winners of its 2017 Literary Awards, including playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, whose life and play inspired the Oscar-nominated film Moonlight; novelist, essayist, and critic Aleksandar Hemon for his passion-project oral history of Bosnian migrants and their stories of displacement; British novelist Helen Oyeyemi for her first short story collection What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours (Riverhead); and sociologist Matthew Desmond for Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, a groundbreaking exploration of the devastating effects of rising housing costs on urban communities. Continue reading