03.10.2019International PEN Congress in Manila adopted the resolution on the state of freedom of expression in Crimea
On the 2nd October during the 85th PEN International Congress in Manila (the Philippines), the Assembly of Delegates united in one voice voted in favour of adopting the resolution on the state of freedom of expression in Crimea. … read more
PEN International and PEN Ukraine welcome the release of prominent Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was freed on 7 September 2019 as part of a prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine. … read more
Over two years ago, in June 2017, a Ukrainian writer and journalist Stanislav Aseev was abducted in Donetsk on the temporarily occupied territory. Abductors – the so-called Ministry of State Security of the DPR – denied their involvement in this case, … read more
Two Crimean Solidarity activists, both of them mothers with young children, were detained in occupied Crimea on 30 May, and held for many hours in the so-called Centre for countering ‘extremism’, … read more
28.05.2019First Crimean Tatar Anthology Released
Crimean Fig, dedicated to the Black Sea peninsula, features the stories, essays, and poetry of 33 authors.
The first Ukrainian Crimean Tatar anthology, “Crimean Fig,” was presented at the Book Arsenal Festival in Kyiv, … read more
For the first time, the European Union Prize for Literature was awarded to a Ukrainian author, Lviv writer Halya Shyyan.
“When you receive such an award, … read more
15.05.2019Statement of Executive Board of PEN Ukraine regarding pressure against Bulgarian writer Svetoslav Nahum
the Headship of Bulgarian PEN Center
Union of Bulgarian Writers
We are upset to find out facts about institutional pressure from the Union of Bulgarian Writers towards Svetoslav Nahum, … read more
On February 22, PEN Ukraine and Kharkiv Regional State Administration announced open call for applications for participation in the Kharkiv Literary Residency–2019.
In 2019, four monthly Kharkiv literary residencies are planned, … read more
This year is the first time Ukraine is invited to participate in procedure of awarding the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL). In the short run, … read more
Just before holidays and vacations members of PEN Ukraine decided to recall the best books printed by Ukrainian publishers throughout 2018. The list, comprising works of fiction, … read more
Such decision has been reached by members of PEN Ukraine during General report and election meeting. According to the Statute of PEN Ukraine, Andrii Kurkov will be the chairman of the organisation for the following 2 years. … read more
21.11.2018No platform for a terrorist! Statement of PEN Ukraine on Zakhar Prilepin’s participation in the 34th Slovene Book Fair
The organizers of the 34th Slovene Book Fair have made an ill-considered decision to invite to this reputable cultural forum an extremely odious guest – the Russian writer, … read more