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PEN International is the world’s leading association of writers and works to promote literature and defend freedom of expression. Founded in 1921 our global community of writers spans over 100 countries, with 146 PEN Centres worldwide. Our board members and staff are available for media comment.

Our key speakers are regularly asked to contribute to the broadcast and print media on: Freedom of Expression; Digital Freedom and Surveillance; Linguistic Rights; Global Literature and Translation; Media Reform and Press Ethics; WiPC Research and Caselist

To contact one of our representatives, please contact Holly Strauss, Communications Officer: (+44) (0) 207 405 0338, holly.strauss@pen-international.org

Our Key Speakers:

Jennifer Clement, PEN International President
Salil Tripathi, Chair of Writers in Prison Committee
Carles Torner, Executive Director
Ann Harrison, Programme Director, Writers in Prison Committee
Sarah Clarke, International Policy and Advocacy Officer
Sahar Halaimzai, Communications and Campaigns Manager