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17.09.2020On September 24 we are presenting a new award the Drahoman Prize for translators from the Ukrainian into foreign languages

The presentation of the new award, the Drahoman Prize for translators of Ukrainian literature into foreign languages, takes place on September 24, at 12 o’clock in the Ukrainian Crisis Media Centre (2 Khreshchatyk St). … read more

14.08.2020Statement of PEN Ukraine on the situation in Belarus

We, Ukrainian writers, journalists, human rights defenders, scholars, publishers, members of PEN Ukraine, consider the current situation in Belarus to be utterly unacceptable.
The use of force by Belarusian authorities against demonstrators who have taken and continue taking to the streets to protest peacefully is a flagrant violation of all norms of international and Belarusian legislation in the realm of human rights, … read more

30.04.2020International project “Peace and War” dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe

On the Day of Memory and Reconciliation, PEN Ukraine and National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy organize an international project “War and Peace” dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. … read more

17.02.2020PEN Ukraine selected winners in the contest for translation of Stanislav Aseyev’s book into foreign languages

On 10 February PEN Ukraine finalized its call for translators wishing to take part in the contest for translation of Stanislav Aseyev’s collected essays In Isolation into the English and German languages.  … read more

09.01.2020Statement of the Ukrainian PEN Centre in support of Belarusian writers

Ukrainian writers are concerned about the events unfolding in neighbouring Belarus. There, in the capital and a number of other cities, mass protests against deepening integration with the Russian Federation have recently taken place. … read more

26.12.2019PEN Ukraine’s list of best books published in Ukraine in 2019

Last year PEN Ukraine established a new tradition: in the last days of December we share the list of the best Ukrainian books of the year. … read more

23.12.2019PEN Ukraine Statement to Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights on Pavel Sheremet’s Murder

Dear Mrs. Denisova,
We, who have signed below, express our solemn concern regarding violations of rights of the suspects in the case of Pavel Sheremet’s murder. … read more

31.10.2019PEN America condemns illegitimate 15-year sentence for Ukrainian journalist

(New York, NY) – Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine sentenced journalist and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) contributor Stanislav Aseyev to 15 years in a penal colony. … read more

22.10.2019Donbas militants ‘sentence’ journalist Stanislav Aseyev to 15 years for ‘spying’ & ‘extremism’

The self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ has announced that imprisoned journalist and blogger Stanislav Aseyev has been ‘sentenced’ to 15 years’ imprisonment.  It is claimed that this was for ‘spying’; … read more

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

09.09.2019Russia/Ukraine: Oleg Sentsov freed in prisoner swap

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