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Owen Sheers and Eric Ngalle Charles at a Wales PEN Cymru event in Hay Festival


Winner of Translation Challenge 2017 (English) announced at Wales PEN Cymru event at Hay Festival

Dr Şebnem Susam-Saraeva, Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies at the University of Edinburgh, was announced the winner of this year’s competition (English section) at the Wales PEN Cymru event in Hay Festival this week. Read more here.


Wales PEN Cymru is one of the 145 PEN centres in more than 100 countries across the world. It is affiliated to PEN International which is the leading voice of literature worldwide.

PEN promotes literature and defends freedom of expression. It campaigns on behalf of writers around the world who are persecuted, imprisoned, harassed and attacked for what they have written. It has committees representing writers in prison, translation and linguistic rights, women writers and a peace committee.

Mae Wales PEN Cymru yn un o 145 o ganolfannau PEN mewn dros 100 o wledydd ar draws y byd.  Mae’n gysylltiedig â PEN Rhyngwladol, prif lais llenyddiaeth ledled y byd.

Mae PEN yn hybu llenyddiaeth ac yn amddiffyn rhyddid mynegiant. Mae’n ymgyrchu ar ran ysgrifenwyr o bob cwr y byd sy’n cael eu herlid, eu carcharu, eu poeni neu’n dioddef o ymosodiadau oherwydd eu gwaith ysgrifennu.  Mae iddo bwyllgorau yn cynrychioli ysgrifenwyr yn y carchar, hawliau ieithyddol a chyfieithu, merched sy’n ysgrifennu ynghyd â phwyllgor heddwch. 

www.pen-international.org