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International PEN

ORGANIZATION

Authors' group founded 1921, offering support for writers persecuted or oppressed by their government. Active affiliate groups in more than 100 nations. The acronym PEN stands for Poets, Essayists and Novelists.

Official Website:
http://www.internationalpen.org.uk/

Location:
London, England

Founding Date:
1921

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Saul Bellow
Novelist
10-Jun-1915 5-Apr-2005 The Adventures of Augie March
Heinrich Böll
Novelist
21-Dec-1917 16-Jul-1985 The Train Was On Time
Joseph Brodsky
Poet
24-May-1940 28-Jan-1996 "Social parasite" turned Poet Laureate
Albert Camus
Novelist
7-Nov-1913 4-Jan-1960 French author and Nobel laureate
Karel Capek
Author
9-Jan-1890 25-Dec-1938 R.U.R.
John Maxwell Coetzee
Novelist
9-Feb-1940   Reclusive South African novelist, essayist
Joseph Conrad
Author
3-Dec-1857 3-Aug-1924 Heart of Darkness
Benedetto Croce
Philosopher
25-Feb-1866 20-Nov-1952 Philosophy of Spirit
E. L. Doctorow
Author
6-Jan-1931   The Book of Daniel
Harlan Ellison
Author
27-May-1934   I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream
Anatole France
Novelist
16-Apr-1844 13-Oct-1924 French novelist
John Galsworthy
Novelist
14-Aug-1867 31-Jan-1933 The Forsyte Saga
Nadine Gordimer
Author
20-Nov-1923   South African novelist
Günter Grass
Author
16-Oct-1927   German novelist, The Tin Drum
Elizabeth Hardwick
Critic
27-Jul-1916 2-Dec-2007 Seduction and Betrayal
John Irving
Novelist
2-Mar-1942   The World According to Garp
Yasar Kemal
Author
6-Oct-1923   Mehmet, My Hawk
Norman Mailer
Author
31-Jan-1923 10-Nov-2007 Armies of the Night
Thomas Mann
Novelist
6-Jun-1875 12-Aug-1955 Buddenbrooks
Arthur Miller
Playwright
17-Oct-1915 10-Feb-2005 Death of a Salesman
Czeslaw Milosz
Poet
30-Jun-1911 14-Aug-2004 Polish novelist and poet, The Captive Mind
Alberto Moravia
Novelist
28-Nov-1907 26-Sep-1990 Il Conformista
Toni Morrison
Author
18-Feb-1931   Beloved
Amos Oz
Novelist
4-May-1939   Elsewhere, Perhaps
Grace Paley
Author
11-Dec-1922 22-Aug-2007 The Little Disturbances of Man
Orhan Pamuk
Novelist
7-Jun-1952   Leading Turkish novelist
Harold Pinter
Playwright
10-Oct-1930 24-Dec-2008 The Birthday Party
Edward Said
Educator
1-Nov-1935 25-Sep-2003 Orientalism
John Ralston Saul
Essayist
19-Jun-1947   The Collapse of Globalism
George Bernard Shaw
Playwright
26-Jul-1856 2-Nov-1950 Irish dramatist and pamphleteer
Susan Sontag
Author
16-Jan-1933 28-Dec-2004 Novelist, critic, intellectual
Wole Soyinka
Playwright
13-Jul-1934   Politically-charged Nigerian author
Joseph Stein
Playwright
30-May-1912 24-Oct-2010 Fiddler on the Roof librettist
William Styron
Novelist
11-Jun-1925 31-Oct-2006 The Confessions of Nat Turner
John Updike
Novelist
18-Mar-1932 27-Jan-2009 Rabbit, Run
Paul Valéry
Poet
30-Oct-1871 20-Jul-1945 La Jeune Parque
Mario Vargas Llosa
Novelist
28-Mar-1936   Acclaimed Peruvian author
Kurt Vonnegut
Novelist
11-Nov-1922 11-Apr-2007 Slaughterhouse Five
H. G. Wells
Author
21-Sep-1866 13-Aug-1946 The War of the Worlds
Liu Xiaobo
Activist
28-Dec-1955   Chinese human rights activist


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