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From London to Glasgow to Liverpool, the newspapers of 1920s Britain were alight with the news: a new literary club had formed in London. Under the banner of P.E.N. – poets, playwrights, editors, essayists and novelists – the organisation, founded in 1921, promised to bring writers of all stripes together in the spirit of friendship and intellectual inquiry.

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De Londres à Glasgow, en passant par Liverpool, les journaux des années vingt en Grande-Bretagne étaient en pleine effervescence : un nouveau club littéraire s’était formé à Londres. Sous le nom de PEN – poets, playwrights, editors, essayists and novelists (poètes, dramaturges, rédacteurs, essayistes et romanciers) – l’organisation, fondée en 1921, promettait de rassembler des écrivains de tous genres dans un esprit d’amitié et de recherche intellectuelle.

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1 Michael Longley’s PEN Pinter Prize

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2 Margaret Atwood’s PEN Pinter Prize

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3 Witness at the British Library

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4 Adichie receiving the 2018 PEN Pinter Prize

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5 James Fenton’s PEN Pinter Prize

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6 Salman Rushdie’s PEN Pinter Prize

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7 Free Politzeki protest for Pussy Riot

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8 Carol Ann Duffy’s PEN Pinter Prize

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9 Hanif Kureishi’s PEN Pinter Prize

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10 Lemn Sissay’s PEN Pinter Prize

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11 Fifty Fatullayevs protest

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12 International Translation Day 2012

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13 David Hare’s PEN Pinter Prize

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