All of us at Linen Press wish to congratulate Maureen Freely on being chosen as the new president of English PEN. Maureen has contributed her energy and ideas to PEN for many years. In today’s Guardian, she writes movingly about how her work fuses campaigns for justice with the formation of deep friendships.

This, for me, is the essence of PEN. We do not just campaign for writers. We share our ideas and our work, and in doing so, we do often make friends.

Read Maureen’s full article at The Guardian.