Carole Blake on Judging Panel for inaugural PEN International New Voices Award


The New Voices Award has been set up to encourage new writing in the countries in which PEN operates, and to provide a space for young and unpublished authors to submit their work.

Alongside Carole on the judging panel will be Hephzibah Anderson, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Sjón and Luisa Valenzuela.

The award is to be announced at the 79th PEN International Congress in Iceland on 11 September. A shortlist of three finalists will be invited to the PEN International Congress to read from their work.

For more information see the PEN International website.