Jennifer Finney Boylan has been elected president of PEN America. Boylan previously served as a vice president of the PEN America board of trustees and has published 18 books across a number of genres.
She said in an interview, “PEN fights for artists and writers and the freedom to write and create. We are involved in the most important work in the world, fighting for free expression. In this country, there is nothing more important than the freedom to read. Free people should be able to read books. Free people should be able to write and publish. The freedom to read and the freedom to write are at the heart of the human experience. So in a crucial way we are defending humanity.”
Mark Glesne is joining as vice president of marketing. Most recently he lead the special
imprints team at HarperCollins Christian Publishing.