July 22, 2014
Dear PEN Members, Dear Friends,
Apologies for the break in my letters. I have been on the road since early May visiting PEN Centres in South America, Europe and Asia.
First, as many of you know, Carles Torner has stepped in as Acting Executive Director. All of us on the Board are excited about this. Carles has a long history with PEN. He has served on the Board. And, as Chair of the Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee, he led PEN to create the Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights in 2004. For 6 years he was head of the Literature and Humanities Department at the Institute Ramon Llull, which could be described as the Arts Council of Catalonia. Continue reading