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31.05.2019Two Crimean Solidarity women activists detained in Russian-occupied Crimea

Halya Coynash

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

28.05.2019Ukrainian Author Wins EU Literature Prize

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

To
the Headship of Bulgarian PEN Center
Union of Bulgarian Writers
 
Dear Colleagues,
 
We are upset to find out facts about institutional pressure from the Union of Bulgarian Writers towards Svetoslav Nahum, … read more

21.02.2019Conditions of Participation in Kharkiv Literary Residency in 2019

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

18.01.2019Ukraine to participate in the European Union Prize for Literature for the first time

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

17.12.2018Andrii Kurkov – PEN Ukraine’s New President

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

06.12.2018PEN Ukraine announced winners of competition for translation of Oleg Sentsov’s book of stories into foreign languages

On the 6th of December the Executive Board of PEN Ukraine selected the third winner of the competition within the mini-grants joint program of PEN Ukraine Translation Fund Grants and the International Renaissance Foundation for translation of Oleg Sentsov’s book of stories into the German language. … read more

22.11.2018PEN Ukraine announces translators of Oleg Sentsov’s book of stories into English and Polish

On the 22nd of November the Executive Board of PEN Ukraine named the winners of the competition for translation of Oleg Sentsov’s book of stories into foreign languages within the mini-grants joint program of PEN Ukraine Translation Fund Grants and the International Renaissance Foundation. … 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

14.11.2018Empty Chairs. Campaign in support of Ukrainian hostages of Kremlin

On the 15th of November at 14:00 in Kyiv, Ukrainian Centre of PEN International and Center for Civil Liberties organizing “Empty Chairs” Campaign in support of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and Crimea, … read more

13.11.2018Chinese professor Guo Quan released

Chinese writer and professor, human rights activist Guo Quan was released yesterday due to expiry of his 10-year imprisonment, his colleague Zhang Yu reports.
Guo Quan, … read more