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PEN American Center

Founded in 1922, the PEN American Center works "to advance literature, to defend free expression, and to foster international literary fellowship". To support these ideals, the organization sponsors a number of public literary programs and forums on topical issues, administers a number of well-known literary prizes, and also offers loans and grants to writers facing financial or medical...
Opportunity for literary immortality arises online

What if Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights had been named Jimmy? Or can one imagine J.D. Salinger’s Fanny as, say, Sarah? Authors frequently spend long hours determining the appropriate names for their characters and readers often develop a close bond with these personas as they begin to develop throughout a novel or short story. In a very interesting twist, a number of contemporary authors are...