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01.09.2021Open Call for the 2021 Drahomán Prize

On September 1, the founding organizations of the Drahomán Prize, an award for translators from the Ukrainian into other languages, announced an open call for 2021. … read more

23.07.2021Statement in support of PEN Belarus

We stand in solidarity with colleagues from the Belarusian PEN and strongly condemn crackdowns and repressions exercised by the Belarusian self-proclaimed government against human rights organizations. … read more

06.05.2021The Countries Between Us: PEN Ukraine and PEN America are organizing an online literary event

On May 25 at 7 p.m. Ukraine time (12 p.m. EDT in the US) PEN Ukraine and PEN America will hold an online literary event of fiction and poetry readings entitled “The Countries Between Us: Ukrainian and Ukrainian American Writers Share Poetry, … read more

23.04.2021Claudia Dathe is the first laureate of the Drahomán Prize

The first laureate of the Drahomán Prize—an award for translators from the Ukrainian—is the German translator Claudia Dathe. The name of the winner was announced during the awards ceremony held on April 23 at the Theater on Podil in Kyiv. … read more

20.04.2021Statement of PEN Ukraine in support of Belarusian literary scholar Aliaksandr Fiaduta

Aliaksandr Fiaduta is a Belarusian literary scholar, Doctor of Literary Studies at Jagiellonian University, an expert in the XIX century literature, a political analyst and one of the main public critics of Aliaksandr Lukashenka following the 2020 presidential elections in Belarus. … read more

30.03.2021The 2020 Drahomán Prize short list has been announced

The Prize Jury members and representatives of the founding organizations announced the short list of candidates for the 2020 Drahomán Prize during the press conference that took place in the Ukraine Crisis Media Center on March 30 at 2 p. … read more

08.12.2020The long list for the 2020 Drahomán Prize has been announced

On November 30 we closed submissions for the Drahomán Prize, an award for translators from the Ukrainian into other languages founded by the Ukrainian Institute, … read more

27.11.2020Open letter of Ukrainian writers to Belarusian colleagues

Our dear Friends, dear Belarusian writers! Distinguished Colleagues – writers, journalists, the entire PEN community!
Since August we have been paying close attention to the events in Belarus, … read more

22.10.2020V Regional Meeting of Central and Eastern European PEN Centers is taking place online

On October28-29 PEN Ukraine is organizing a number of public discussion panels within the frameworks of the V Regional Meeting of Central Eastern European PEN Centers. … read more

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