The writers’ charity, English PEN has launched PEN Atlas, an initiative of the Writers in Translation programme. Correspondents from around the world will post regular news and comment from the literary scenes in other countries.
Ros Schwartz, English PEN Trustee and Chair of the Writers in Translation Programme, commented: ‘The amount of foreign literature published in English is far too low. We hope the PEN Atlas will inspire literature lovers to sample new writing from other countries, and encourage publishers to bring that writing to the British market.’
The PEN Atlas is edited by Tasja Dorkofikis. New articles will be published online every Thursday. The first is by Athens-based Gazmend Kapllani, who writes on how authors are trying to continue writing while the economy collapses around them.
The PEN Atlas is aimed at literature lovers, publishers and translators.