Irish PEN Award for Literature

By: Irish Pen  05/12/2011
Keywords: Literature

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The Irish PEN Award for Literature 2012  will be presented to author Joseph O’Connor on February 10 2012,  at the Royal St George Yacht  Club, Dún Laoghaire  .  The Committee of Irish PEN welcomes members and associates of Irish PEN , along with members of the public  to come and celebrate this award for an  outstanding [..]

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of the 2011 Irish PEN Award for Literature is Colm Tóibín. Born in Enniscorthy in 1955, the multi-award winning and prolific author is a giant of literature on the Irish and global stages. His books include ‘The South’ (shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award and [..]

Nominations have now closed for the Irish PEN Award. Thanks to all of you who took the time to nominate authors for the prestigious award to an author chosen by their peers, previous recipients of which include John B. Keane, Brian Friel, Edna O’Brien, William Trevor, John McGahern, Neil Jordan, Seamus Heaney, Jennifer Johnston, Maeve Binchy, Thomas Kilroy, Roddy Doyle and Brendan [..]

  Shane and Vanessa O’Loughlin Senator David Norris acclaiming Brendan Kennelly, before Anne Hartigan and Brendan Kennelly Brendan Kennelly Anne Hartigan, Brendan Kennelly and Senator David Norris Blessed is Brendan among women, at the Irish PEN dinner and award, January 2010

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05/12/2011

Irish PEN: AGM

We have had a good year in Pen with many enjoyable and unique evenings with contributions from wonderful writers, but first, I must thank those who helped so much to make this possible. The AGM of Irish PEN takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday 13 May at the United Arts Club, after which Hugo Hamilton will be reading from, and talking about, his latest book.


05/12/2011

Irish PEN: Blasphemy

New York City, March 30, 2011—PEN American Center today praised the U.N. Human Rights Council for ending efforts to restrict speech considered offensive to religions, calling the Council’s recent unanimous vote on a religious tolerance resolution “a vital affirmation of the inextricably-linked rights of freedom of expression and religion.


05/12/2011

Irish PEN: Dates for your Diary

International PEN has much to celebrate with 20,000 writers in 100 countries keeping in touch through conference, committee and widespread use of social-media. The Committee of Irish PEN welcomes members and associates of Irish PEN, along with members of the public to come and celebrate this award for an outstanding.


05/12/2011

Irish PEN: Events

International PEN has much to celebrate with 20,000 writers in 100 countries keeping in touch through conference, committee and widespread use of social-media. Report on Pen World Congress The 77th International Pen Congress was held in Belgrade on 12-18 September 2011. This archive piece by PEN American Center sets out some of the history of International PEN.


05/12/2011

Irish PEN: Members’ News

International PEN has much to celebrate with 20,000 writers in 100 countries keeping in touch through conference, committee and widespread use of social-media. In Anne Le Marquand Hartigan’s Unsweet Dreams complex ideas explode like thought-bombs in the simple language of everyday talk. This year the location was Brussels, and the hosts were PEN Vlaanderen – the Dutch speaking Belgian PEN centre.


05/12/2011

Irish PEN: Members’ Publications

11-04-27 Press Statement Ireland Blasphemy Law 27 April 2011 PEN International strongly supports the repeal of Ireland’s Defamation Act of 2009 and an amendment to the Irish Constitution‘s requirement that blasphemy be prohibited under Irish law. It was July or August when our previous honourable chairperson, Anne Hartigan, resigned due to work pressures and I was asked to take over as chair.


05/12/2011

Irish PEN: News

PEN International is deeply distressed by the events in Oslo and Utoeya Island on 22 July 2011 “Our thoughts are with Norwegian PEN, its members, our friends and supporters at the Fritt Ord Foundation, Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cities of Refuge Network, and Norwegian publishers as well as all the people of Norway.