Released twice a week, the PEN American Center podcast features lectures, readings, performances, and panel discussions delivered by the world's foremost writers, thought leaders, artists, and literary experts. Tune into the podcast via iTunesSoundcloud, or TuneIn to get your dose of international literary culture.


In this rare public appearance, celebrated author Edwidge Danticat exposes something that has... more »
Michael Reynolds, editor in chief of Europa Editions, translator and professor Esther Allen, and... more »
Joseph Brodsky, a Russian and American poet and essayist expelled from the Soviet Union in 1972,... more »
Today's podcast celebrates 49 years since the National Organization of Women published its... more »
Gregory Pardlo, Willie Perdomo, Saeed Jones, and Cate Marvin talk about equity in publishing and... more »
Celebrate Marjane Satrapi's birthday a week early with today's PEN podcast and hear how she... more »
Canadian poet, novelist, critic, essayist, and environmental activist Margaret Atwood attempts to... more »
Carlos Monsiváis reads from his novel Mexican Postcards at the event The Global City, part of the... more »
Today's podcast episode features Deborah Ellis reading two of her stories: about an Iranian... more »
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