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Frank Moorhouse 1938-2022: From local views to big news

Frank Moorhouse 1938-2022: From local views to big news

Catherine Lumby pays tribute to acclaimed writerFrank Moorhouse, a long time staunch supporter ofPEN and one of its Distinguished Writers, who died...

Vale Frank Moorhouse

Vale Frank Moorhouse

Frank Moorhouse will be missed for his great creative spirit, his passion and advocacy, humour, his sense of personal style and his generosity.

“Over the past half century and more, few writers in this country have mattered as much as Frank." Angelo Loukakis

Write to Julian Assange

Write to Julian Assange

Julian Assange welcomes letters from the public, send him one today.

Julian Assange to be extradited to USA

Julian Assange to be extradited to USA

We join Assange's partner Stella Morris in calling on Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to act now to stop the extradition and we ask PM Albanese to urge President Biden to drop the charges against Assange. 

PEN Sydney AGM 2022

PEN Sydney AGM 2022

PEN Sydney AGM 11 am 19 June 2022 at JOZO cafe, 495 Oxford Street Paddington PEN Sydney will hold its AGM on Sunday 19 June at 11 am at JOZO cafe ...

Vigil for Assange Wed 18 May 5pm outside the UK High Commission

18 May is the first day that the UK Home Secretary Priti Patel can order the extradition of Julian Assange to the USA for prosecution.  Join PEN S...

Bring Julian Assange Home-An open letter to Foreign Minister Marise Payne

Bring Julian Assange Home-An open letter to Foreign Minister Marise Payne

"Time is running out for Julian, his physical condition is shocking. Years of psychological torture and arbitrary detention demand their bitter toll. He has been denied his final appeal and is now awaiting a US extradition order expected to be handed down on 20 April." John Shipton - Julian's dad, 5th April.

Poetry prize offers ‘hope’ to Australian poets

Australian Catholic University is putting the call out to poets from around thenation to share a glimmer of hope in a world shaken by a global pand...

Taliban orders closure of girls’ school, denying hope and equal opportunity to a generation

Taliban orders closure of girls’ school, denying hope and equal opportunity to a generation

PEN International is alarmed by the Taliban’s abrupt announcement that girlswill continue to be denied the ability to attend secondary school, desp...

A thousand Nobel Laureates, writers and artists worldwide condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

A thousand Nobel Laureates, writers and artists worldwide condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

PEN International, the literary and free expression organisation, has released a letter signed by over 1000 writers worldwide, expressing solidarit...

Maria Tumarkin's appeal for the people of Ukraine

Maria Tumarkin's appeal for the people of Ukraine

 I am a Ukrainian–Jewish–Australian writer born and raised in Kharkiv. Increasingly my city is being compared to Aleppo in Syria...

Newsletter From PEN Ukraine

Newsletter From PEN Ukraine

For more than a week, Ukraine has been defending itself, displacing Russian demotivated soldiers in certain locations. Russian propaga...