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Adrian Igonibo ...

... named in the Africa39 list of the most promising African writers under 39. In addition, his work has been published in various anthologies and journals.

Abimbola Dare ...

So once again, she's sent off, this time to live with her father, his new wife, and their young children in New York—but not before a family trip to Disney ...

African writers no longer feel obliged to address issues

Dr Natasha Alexander

Jite Efemuaye is a Nigerian film critic, editor, freelance writer and graphic artist. Her work has appeared in African Independent, sabinews.com, ...

Yaa Gyasi

E.R. Murray writes novels for children and young adults as well as short fiction. Her

Augustina Armstrong-Ogbonna ...

Ainehi Edoro is a literary blogger, founder and curator of brittlepaper.com, born in Akure, grew up in Benin City, Nigeria and currently resides in Chicago.

Trish Deseine is a cookbook author and food writer who recently moved to West Cork after 25 years in France. She has published over 25 books – many of which ...

Akwaeke Emezi is an Igbo/Tamil writer and video artist based in liminal spaces. Born in Umuahia and raised in Aba, Nigeria, Akwaeke holds two degrees, ...

Jennifer Forde is a UK-based documentary television producer, who has worked for many years at the BBC and some of Britain's leading independent pr…

Equatoguinean author Inongo vi Makomè's 'Natives' is the raw story of an immigrant sex-worker in Barcelona.

Street Style: Downtown Dimes

Sibéal Pounder previously worked for the Financial Times, where she researched the How To Spend It section and wrote the For Goodness' Sake column ...

Children from a school close to former South African President Nelson Mandela's house sing and dance

David Olusoga wins PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize 2017 for Black and British

Esther Ijewere Kalejaiye ...

You (Still) Can't Say That! The Big PEN Comedy Gig

Mexico: failure of protection mechanisms exposed by murder of ninth print journalist

An acclaimed project inspired by, and featuring, Nelson Mandela, 21 Icons is an intriguing visual journey celebrating the lives, achievements and essential ...

Eketi EDIMA ...

Nick Laird was born in County Tyrone in 1975. Educated at Cambridge and Harvard, he worked for many years in London and Warsaw as a litigator.

Sinéad Morrissey was born in 1972 and grew up in Belfast. She read English and German at Trinity College Dublin from which she took her PhD in 2003.

Imogen Hermes Gowar studied Archaeology, Anthropology and Art History before going on to work in museums. She began to write fiction inspired by the ...

She was the first female pilot of African American and the first person of African American descent to hold an ...

PEN pays tribute to Marie Colvin

Mexico: Sanjuana Martinez

Lisa Harding completed an MPhil in creative writing at Trinity College Dublin in 2014. Her

Tracy K. Smith

Once in a blue moon a book is published that changes irrevocably the face of things. White Heat is one such book. Since it was originally produced in 1990, ...

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (born, 15 September 1977) is a novelist, nonfiction writer and short story writer.

It's All About You: Are you not exactly where you want to be? Yes, everything in your life begins with you. In this thought provoking speech, you will learn ...

Mexico: four journalists killed in two weeks as deadly violence continues

Sam Bungey is a journalist from London who has contributed to the Guardian, the Dublin Review and This American Life. His previous foray into audio was a ...

Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh was born in Kerry. She has read at festivals in New York

The West Cork Literary Festival is a week-long celebration of writing and reading for people of all ages.


Writing from the Diaspora with Africa39 – event report

Mexico: murder of journalists a terrible blow to freedom of expression and information

PEN Atlas Q&A: Mohsin Hamid

Why Do We Fetishize Black Hair?

Life Foundation

Maud Casey

African Books that you need to own-right now.

Lena Dunham, she's an inspiration.

Mexico: Susana Chávez Castillo – a tribute

LeeAnne Walters, a Flint, Michigan, mom who was one of the founders of

The Civil War and the Colored Soldier

Joseph O'Neill was born in Ireland, grew up in several different countries and now lives in New York where he teaches at Bard College.

How international is poetry?

Leah Umansky lives in New York City and is a poet and teacher. Her poems have been widely published and have appeared or are forthcoming in magazines such ...

Sarah Winman

On the sublimation of authority

She was a finalist for the Rolex Mentor/Protégé Initiative in 2012, and in 2014 she was included in the Hay Festival's Africa39 list of promising writers ...

Sunday Read: Explore the Genre-bending Work of Dubravka Ugresic, Winner of the 2016 Neustadt International Prize

Joanna Woods – Joanna Woods holds a Bachelor of Arts in African Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, and is a graduate ...

... Associate Professor and Director of African American Studies at Georgetown University, Washington DC, Dr Robert J Patterson; and South African writer, ...

"Imaginative literature does not enslave; it liberates the mind of man. Its truth

Masha Gessen

The PEN Pinter Prize: 2016 judges announcement and expansion of prize eligibility

Taking to the Witness Stand, by Jestina Mukoko KMM Review Publishing Non-fiction

Enigmatic Olumide ...

Mexico: reporter Ana Flores Salazar murdered

Argentine novelist, poet and university lecturer Pablo Katchadjian faces up to six years in prison, after his literary experiment involving Jorge Luis ...

The West Cork Literary Festival is a week-long celebration of writing and reading for people of all ages.

Bahrain: UN members urged to call for Nabeel Rajab's release

Unnatural Relations, Casey B Dolan

Carlo Gebler - Northern Lights : A Literary Journey Across Northern Ireland - 18th to 19th

A little-known fact is Cheryl White was a jockey “gem” that most people never knew existed. She raced horses like only a few of the best did during that ...

Short story, set in England in the early nineteen-sixties, in which the narrator recalls the circumstances surrounding the death of a young male relative.

... is ever more fraught, with two rival governments, and Islamic State gaining a foothold in certain places and perhaps posing a future threat to Europe.

English PEN to host Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich

Claudia Casper - Casper in 2003.

PEN reiterates calls for release of writer and editor Kunchok Tsephel Gopey Tsang

John Kennedy Toole - Image: John Kennedy Toole

Cheryl Strayed - Cheryl Strayed

Book Club Brunch Series, A New Book Club Featuring works from Female Authors of the African Diaspora


Waris Dirie, the Somalian nomad who became a supermodel, and an anti-FGM activist, first came to the world's attention with the publication of her ...

Maurice Riordan

Patricia Elam

The West Cork Literary Festival is a week-long celebration of writing and reading for people of all ages.

... a fuss was made, Kholoud was found (as was the marked up manuscript) and everything started to come together again. I am delighted with the end result.


[Mali] Editor imprisoned for publishing open letter

Masande Ntshanga

The West Cork Literary Festival is a week-long celebration of writing and reading for people of all ages.

Lia Purpura

INVADERS Black Panthers in Sacramento

The pioneering female doctor in Sarah Moss's novel “Signs for Lost Children” attends to

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